Windows XP Vulnerabilities On The Up, Warns Kaspersky

December 3, 2014

report, which highlights issues with ATMs and ticketing systems that are powered by Windows XP. These, the company says, could be the main target of attacks in the near future, and interestingly, all these machines use Windows XP Embedded, which is a special version of the operating system created for these devices. As explained:

“As most of these systems are running Windows XP and also suffer from frail physical security, they are incredibly vulnerable by default.”
The fear is that these systems are set to become so much vulnerable in the next few months, as the security flaws pile up. The need being to treat these embedded machines with extra care until they are upgraded to a newer platform. It is an interesting read if you or your organization is responsible for machines like these, including ATMs and ticketing systems, so give it a whirl at the link above.]]>

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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  • “… the security flaws in Windows XP that remain unpatched are increasing in number every passing month.” logically this is not true, with the code unchanged, the number of flaws remains constant. However, The number of exploited flaws may rise.

    Mike Greenway December 6, 2014 7:57 am Reply

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