Saturday, April 19, 2014

Banks don’t have latest Microsoft system

Most banks have not changed their operating systems to the new Microsoft widows 7 and 8, exposing themselves to computer-generated attacks, the Microsoft Uganda manager has said.

Dennis Kahindi told journalists on Monday that only three banks out of the 26 in the country had changed their systems. Microsoft’s support for Windows XP expired last week, with the company warning of more cyber attacks and fraud.

Kahindi said most banks’ ATMs and networks were installed ten years ago with windows XP and they have since not changed. Even though the banks have not upgraded to the new windows system, they will continue normal operations but will be more susceptible to computer fraud risks.