Threat of the Week: The ATM XP Timebomb
The clock is ticking down to April 8th when Microsoft will cease to issue security updates for Microsoft XP.
The bad news for credit unions is that virtually all of their ATMs run on XP, multiple sources told Credit Union Times.
A further complication is that, in many instances, upgrading an ATM to a more recent and still supported operating system such as Windows 7 will mean investment not only in software but also in beefier hardware.
“Older ATMs may need several thousand dollars of hardware upgrades as well as a skilled staff to do an upgrade to Windows 7,” Martini said.