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ATMs may be at risk from lack of Windows XP support

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April 7, 2014
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On April 8, Microsoft ends its Windows XP support, which has caused some concern that ATMs that use the operating system may be vulnerable. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters


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Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP, Leaves ATMs Vulnerable

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TheStreet (Apr. 8, 2014) — In what's being called the death of Windows XP, Microsoft will no longer provide support for the operating system beginning today. Without Microsoft's security updates, computers running on XP will be left vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks. That includes many of the nation's ATMs and small businesses still running on Windows XP. Microsoft is advising that XP users upgrade their current PC to run on Windows 8.1 if possible. If not, Microsoft encourages users to shop for a new computer. Video provided by TheStreet
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Microsoft to Profit as Millions of ATM Software Becomes Outdated

Microsoft to Profit as Millions of ATM Software Becomes Outdated

TheStreet (Mar. 17, 2014) — Major banks in the U.S. and U.K. have until April 8 to update software in their ATM network or risk a pricey invoice from Microsoft. As early as 2007, the tech giant warned its support for Windows XP would lapse, but since then only one-third of the world's ATMs have had their software upgraded. Once the deadline passes, banks will have to negotiate individual contracts to extend Microsoft support, an essential component to keep the machines secure from hacking and viruses. Video provided by TheStreet
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Review: HP Elite Book 820 With Windows 7

Review: HP Elite Book 820 With Windows 7

TheStreet (Jan. 31, 2014) — HP has a new business laptop, the EliteBook 820, which the company advertises as "ultra-portable" and "ultra secure." What HP isn't advertising is that the EliteBook allows users to dump Windows 8 and go back to Windows 7. The laptop is available with an i3 or i5 processor, 4 gigabytes of RAM, a 12.5 inch non-touchscreen display, a traditional or solid-state hard drive, and fingerprint scanner. The EliteBook also ships with Windows 7 Professional. TheStreet's Gary Krakow shows off the new EliteBook features in New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — China has issued a ban on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, prohibiting it on government computers. A Chinese news agency reported that the ban by the Central Government Procurement Center was put in place to protect security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system. It targets new purchases, stipulating that desktop, laptop and tablet computers bought by the government must use a different operating system. Microsoft said was surprised by the decision and is working with the Chinese government to ensure its products and services meet all government procurement requirements. Video provided by TheStreet
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