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ATMs May be at Risk as Windows XP Support Ends

Your quick trip to an ATM might soon become a security risk if banks don't act fast.Banks have less than a month to upgrade their Automatic Teller Machines' (ATM) software programs, which currently operate on Microsoft XP (NASDAQ:MSFT). On April 8, Microsoft will end its tech support for that operating system, meaning it will no longer provide security updates to patch holes leaving machines vulnerable to cyberattacks.According a recent article in Hareetz.com , a Middle Eastern news site, 95% of the world's ATMs, are supported by XP, but Microsoft declined to confirm.Microsoft says that since it announced in September 2007 that support for Windows XP would end, it has been "working hard" to inform its customers and help them migrate to a modern operating system."After April 8, 2014, Windows XP users will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted options or online technical content updates from Microsoft," a spokesperson said in an email messag...

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