ATMs in peril from computer worms?

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 5:22 PM EST

Some anti-virus firm are trying to carve out a new market for their technology by trying to persuade that banks Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) running Windows need protecting from computer worms. Trend Micro and Computer Associates have both identified this niche, but some rivals question the immediate need for content filtering on cash points.

The new generation of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are migrating from the IBM OS/2 operating system to Microsoft Windows and IP networks. This saves costs and enhances customer services. But it also means that ATMs are now at risk from computer worms, according to Trend Micro.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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