RBI said some of the systems, including ATMs, may still be working on Windows XP, banks are advised to take immediate steps
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said banks must take steps to protect systems and ATMs working on Windows XP from attacks as Microsoft will stop giving updates and solutions for bugs in the operating system.
The central bank said as some of the systems, including ATMs, may still be working on Windows XP, banks are advised to take immediate steps to implement appropriate systems and controls in this regard.
In February, the Indian Banks' Association (IBA), the banking industry lobby group, had issued an advisory banks to ensure business continuity after Microsoft ends support for its popular Windows XP 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.