Banks Still Running Windows XP On ATMs Get Reprieve, Kind Of

Some sort-of-good news for anyone still using Windows XP, including 95% of all ATMs in the world: Microsoft will still provide antimalware signatures for the operating system through July 15, 2015. That’s not the same as software patches, but does help consumer and business security programs identify malware on the system. The original end of support date of April 8, 2014 still stands. ATMs aren’t going to stop working or explode, but will be more vulnerable to malware and other badness. [Microsoft]

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  1. Tycho says:

    (Removed.)

  2. JustPassingBy says:

    Really not surprised. At the local casino many of slots still use Windows 2000.

  3. KyMann says:

    I’ve long supported having all software become public domain when support is abandoned. This would let other companies step up so users don’t have to waste money replacing something that fits their needs.

    Coming up with new versions is 95% about sales and less than 2% about adding features (the other 3% is a list a mile long). With a few added libs and a bit of tweaking, WinXP can do everything W8 does (and be more stable).