Lagos - Following the expiration of the April 8 deadline set by Microsoft for the cessation of support of the Windows XP operating system, Nigerian banks are considering two options to protect their Automated Teller Machines from hackers pending the time they would upgrade.
The first option is to buy customised support solution from Microsoft pending when they would conclude the modality of migrating to Windows 7 or 8, reports Eloti tV
The other option is to implement the “compensating controls” on ATMs. This allows the deployment of series of technical operations that could offer temporary protection for the ATMs.
Most banks are finding it difficult to upgrade due to high costs and greater effort and time required to complete the updating process.
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