Will your ATMs be secure in 2020?

first_img continue reading » In January of 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, spelling potential trouble and security issues for many ATMs still running on that software. Now is the time to take steps to upgrade equipment or software to address this issue, and with some strategic contract negotiations, you can keep your equipment secure through this as well as future compliance and security events.The state of ATM security todayThe last several years have seen a number of compliance and security concerns when it comes to ATMs. EMV chips became required on all debit and credit cards, as well as at point-of-sale systems, in part to combat the fraudulent practice of “skimming” customers’ secure data from cards’ magnetic strips. Many smaller banks and credit unions lagged behind this implementation deadline, with some currently still working to upgrade their machines. This lag on card chips pushed back implementation of chip reader requirements on ATMs, leaving some machines susceptible to fraud and exposing banks and credit unions to liability.The latest issue banks and credit unions must deal with is the elimination of Windows 7 support in January 2020. The many ATMs that run on this software will no longer receive patches and software updates. And while it’s not an absolute mandate to replace your machines or upgrade to Windows 10, protecting your ATMs can help protect against malware intrusion. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A HAPPY TAIL! THE JACKSON FIVE FIND HOMES IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe pups are fit and healthy today after being dumped to die just a month ago.All five pups which were abandoned in a cardboard box in a forest in Ballybofey have now been rehomed.The week-old pups were just hours from certain death when a walker heard their cries.The pups, Labrador crosses, were handed over to the Donegal Pet Rescue group in a suitcase by the man who found them. The group then found a foster bitch in a bid to try and help the pups survive.The pups, dubbed the Jackson Five, all made it and they have been booked by new owners.Ryan McCauley from Donegal Pet Rescue said it is great to think that all dogs have found loving homes despite being left out to die.  A HAPPY TAIL! THE JACKSON FIVE FIND HOMES IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abandonedDonegal Pet RescueJackson Fivepupslast_img read more