Windows XP Retirement: 10 Essential Security Tips


Check Embedded Systems

Solution providers that work with embedded systems, such as ATM machines and point-of-sale terminals, should be checking in with longtime clients and upgrading systems. Gilson Marcos, a master technician at BostonPOS, a firm that specializes in point-of-sale software, said his company has long been upgrading merchants based on their service level agreements. The potential exists for smaller merchants to unknowingly continue using outdated and poorly maintained equipment, Marcos said. The good news is that most banks and payment processors monitor their customer base to address problems, he said.

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