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Defunct OS risks ATM security

Microsoft winds down Windows XP support

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  • Writer: Suchit Leesa-nguansuk & Somruedi Banchongduang
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ATMs running Microsoft's Windows XP face a serious cyberattack threat if banks fail to upgrade their security software quickly, warns a global computer security firm. 

People line up at a Bangkok Bank ATM. Microsoft has announced an end to security support for the Windows XP Embedded version for bank ATMs by January 2016. Thanarak Khoonton

The California-based Symantec Corporation said 95% of the world's ATMs are supported by the Windows XP Embedded operating system (OS).

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