Lagos - About 12 000 automated teller machines (ATMs) of Nigerian banks are threatened as support from Microsoft for Windows XP operating system ended on Tuesday, April 8.
What this means is that, even though the operating system will continue working, the lack of security updates and support of Microsoft will leave users more vulnerable to hacking, reports Leadership.
Windows XP currently runs on almost 95% of all cash machines around the world as ATMs are designed to last between seven to 15 years.
Major banks in the country through the Committee of e-Banking Industry Heads (CeBIH) have been cutting special deals with Microsoft to ensure a speedy upgrade of their ATMs to avoid any cyber-attacks.
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