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Security Alert By RBI – Open ATMs only after software update

Open ATMs only after software update

The RBI has directed to Open ATMs only after software update and banks to operate their ATM networks only after machines receive a Windows update to protect them from a malware impacting systems across the world.

ATM machines are seen as being vulnerable since almost all of them run on Windows software. Also over 60% of the 2.25 lakh ATMs in the country run on the outdated Windows XP.

Microsoft has, however, issued a statement saying that it has developed and released a special update for Windows XP although this particular version of its operating system is no longer serviced by the company.

“RBI has asked banks to update specific Windows patches on ATMs urgently and not to operate ATM machines unless updates are in place,” said an official with a public sector bank. Banks have passed on the directive to their management service providers.

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