Windows XP ATM Machine ‘Hacked’ By Pressing Shift 5 Times

Windows XP ATM Machine 'Hacked' By Pressing Shift 5 Times

Windows XP ATM Machine ‘Hacked’ By Pressing Shift 5 Times

Recently, one of the users of Russian blogging platform Habrahabr reports that he was able to gain access to the user interface on the Windows XP operating system that was installed on the ATM machine.

If you think that Microsoft’s operating system Windows XP is just limited to the computer, then you are wrong. Windows XP Operating system is also used on Majority of ATM machines. Well, ATM’s running Windows XP are often compromised because the operating system is no longer updated and nor it receives security updates.

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So, we can say that Windows XP is an outdated operating system that is still used in a majority of ATM machines out there. ATM machines actually require heavy security measures to avoid any kind of hacking attempt.

Recently a user has managed to gain access to the user interface of the Windows XP operating system. According to the reports from Softpedia, recently, one of the users of Russian blogging platform Habrahabr reports that he was able to gain access to the user interface on the Windows XP operating system that was installed on the ATM machine.

Well, the employee was waiting for a call to be picked, out of boredom, he pressed the SHIFT key on the ATM keyboard 5 times in a row.

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The ATM immediately prompted telling about the sticky keys feature. However, with the prompt, the user was able to access the other parts of the operating system. By pressing the SHIFT key 5 times in a row, the user managed to gain access to several Windows settings.

He was able to use the Taskbar and Start Menu of Windows Operating system. Well, it could be taken as a flaw which can be exploited by hackers.

Hackers can easily reach other parts of the operating system, which open the door to a series of malicious activities that can be performed. Hackers can install software and modify the boot script. The worst thing about the news is the Sberbank knows about this flaw, however, it hasn’t taken any action.

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The bank had promised an emergency fix for the issue, but, this Windows XP flaws still worked. So, what are your views on these type of attacks? Discuss with us in the comments below.

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