Automated teller machines, commonly known as ATMs, are essentially computers. While they’re not traditional PCs, there’s a user interface, a screen, a processor, various hardware, and an operating system. Did you know most financial institutions are running Windows XP on their ATMs? This is a recipe for disaster when it comes to the end of support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014.
Many banks, credit unions, and other ATM operators are scrambling to upgrade their systems to Windows 7 in order to maintain compliance with industry security standards, however, versions of Windows XP power roughly 95% of the world’s ATMs.
After April 8th, 2014, ATMs running Windows XP will no longer receive regular security patches.