[svlug] epic Windows failure during the Olympics
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Aug 13 10:48:29 PDT 2008
Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 12:16:04AM -0700, Sargun Dhillon wrote:
>> Are you sure you don't use their products? Do you have a bank account?
>> Have you used an ATM?
> Hi Sargun,
> And it was recently reported that those ATMs have been cracked, leaving
> 10s of millions of accounts compromised. I suspect all those banks are
> rethinking their use of MS
Don't be so sure about that. If the cost to change all their ATMs to a
Linux-based solution (are there any?) is more than the cost of cleaning
up the mess after a compromise (plus any estimated costs to account for
the risk of another possible compromise), they won't do a thing.
Sorta like how it's not worth it for credit card companies to go after
most instances of CC fraud.
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