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UK’s CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date

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Fear of fine trumps fear of breach for banks

vrouw zoekt man in De Bilt Tens of thousands of ATMs will be running Windows XP long after Microsoft’s deadline to abandon the operating system ahead of a potential hacker storm.

teen dating chat rooms Just a third of the UK’s 60,000 ATMs will be upgraded from Windows XP before the end of this year, according to the biggest supplier of those machines – NCR.

singles sites dating But it will be 8 April when Microsoft actually stops releasing security patches for Windows XP and when systems still running the OS will be open to hackers writing new malware and devising fresh attacks.

NCR – which supplies 60 per cent of the UK’s cash points – believes 95 per cent of Britain’s ATMs are today still running Windows XP with less than a month to go.

NCR told i migliori siti di chat The Reg it has been working with Microsoft for nearly three years through workshops and sales camps to persuade banks to upgrade their ATMs.

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Microsoft extends some XP security support

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Operating system still set for April axe but vendor extends some support programmes

Microsoft is planning on extending some security support for Windows XP past the widely publicised end-of-support date in April.

Thirteen-year-old Windows XP was always planned to be axed this April, and last year Microsoft, channel firms and migration specialists began to speak up about the benefits of migrating, a process which can take more than year.

After the cut-off date of 8 April, Microsoft will cease support for the OS which the software giant claims could leave users and businesses continuing to use it open to a range of security risks.

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Microsoft shops ditch XP for New Year as Windows market share expands

But what’s this… they’re all moving to Windows 8.1?

Less than one-third of PCs are now running Windows XP, with many a Microsoft shop giving up on the popular 12-year-old operating system in time for New Year.

Windows XP’s market share fell to 28.98 per cent in the month of December, from November’s 31.22 per cent, according to the latest stats from NetApplications.

Read More by Gavin Clarke

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