ATMs at risk of security breaches

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Banks across the country need to upgrade their ATMs by next month or customer information could be at risk.

CNN reports the problem is Windows XP. Even though it is more than a decade old, 95 percent of bank ATMs are still using it.

Microsoft will stop issuing security updates for XP on April 8.

Citi Bank and Wells Fargo are updating their ATM fleets. JP Morgan Chase said ATMs will be uprgraded in July, so for now Chase has a deal with Microsoft to keep XP service for one year.

An estimated 200,000 ATMs in the U.S. run on Windows XP.

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