Because Windows works so well, and is such a secure product, newer versions of the ATM will be run on Windows, instead of the standard OS/2. And, oh yes, they will be connected to the bank’s IP network.
|Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles for free!
|Or Read Internet Patrol Articles Right in Your Inbox!
as Soon as They are Published! Only $1 a Month!
Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! Just $1 a month and you can cancel at any time!
This seems just crazy to us. Windows is such an inherently unsecure platform (in case you didn’t recognize the above irony for what it was). Already the Slammer virus has taken out 13,000 Windows-based ATMs belonging to Bank of America.
In fact, according to Trend Micro, as many as 70% of all ATMs are already based on XP or embedded XP.
No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free? Thank you!
|Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles!