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Banks must protect systems, ATMs with Windows XP: RBI

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai 

said some of the systems, including ATMs, may still be working on Windows XP, are advised to take immediate steps

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said must take steps to protect systems and working on from attacks as will stop giving updates and solutions for bugs in the operating system.

"It is learnt that will stop issuing updates and patches for bugs in its operating system (released in 2001) from April 8," said in a statement.

The probability of attacks on such a system may increase and it may be difficult to defend such attacks in the absence of support, added.

The central bank said as some of the systems, including ATMs, may still be working on Windows XP, are advised to take immediate steps to implement appropriate systems and controls in this regard.

In February, the Indian Banks' Association (IBA), the lobby group, had issued an advisory banks to ensure business continuity after Microsoft ends support for its popular operating system on April 8.

IBA executive said banks are alert to risks. Few systems are working on Windows XP and they have begun work to safeguard system. The association will review the preparations soon.

First Published: Thu, March 20 2014. 00:46 IST
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