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Deadline For ATMs Approaching As Microsoft Ends XP Support

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

On April 8th, Microsoft is ending tech support for Windows XP. That means banks and some private vendors are under pressure to upgrade their ATMs or their systems may be more vulnerable.

Ninety-five percent of the world’s ATMs run Windows XP and upgrading is an expensive proposition. It not only entails changing the operating system but adding new hardware on each ATM, too.

And, by the way, if you’re still running XP on your computer, you might want to consider upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. When Windows XP tech support ends this month, your computer may be more susceptible to hackers and viruses.

Suzanne Cluckey, editor of ATM Marketplace, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.

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