[TriLUG] windows is now open?
ken at kenwahl.org
Fri Sep 19 16:05:29 EDT 2003
On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 01:53:08PM -0400, Mark Kempster wrote:
> In the vein of 'it depends on what the definition of is is'
> Wired has an article today about ATMs running windows.
> Quote of interest:
> [Gwenn Bezard] concluded the banking industry is ready to scrap IBM's
> OS/2 operating system, which powers most ATMs today. They would prefer
> Windows, a platform they consider "open" in that it is compatible with
> their internal corporate networks.
That's wonderful. I really feel safe about my money being in the bank
A few questions:
No chance that these ATM's are running MS RPC services?
Will I have to wait for the ATM to download 16 megs of "Critical
Security Updates" everytime I go to make a withdrawal?
Can my ATM card now carry a 'virus' that converts my $20's to $5's and
if so how do I keep my ATM card virus scanner up-to-date?
Will I need to pay MS a license fee for every ATM transaction?
If I hold down the keys "Enter" "Clear" and "OK" on the ATM keypad will
a little window pop open that allows me clean out everyone elses account
and shut down the ATM?
crash ATMExplorer and send the hacker my pin number?
Ken Wahl ken at kenwahl.org http://www.kenwahl.org
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