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Microsoft has planned quit from its online support and releasing security updates. Since most of ATM machines run Windows XP, the Microsoft’s decision can bring whole banking sector at stake. Windows XP is due for an “end of life and support retirement” on April 8, 2014. 
According to Symantec Researchers, 95& of ATM, computer system that control access to funds, are still on archiac XP systems. For this matter, Microsoft has already expressed its concerns by calling it a “0day forever”. Yet the banking sector seemed to have paid no heed. Priorly, Redmond security researchers had also pleaded the banks to upgrade XP to more secure systems. 
Unfortunately, all their vocals went unnoticed. According to Symantec, once Microsoft ends releasing its security updates for Win Xp, tricking ATMs into spitting out cash will be “an sms away” for hackers. Symantec told that a backdoor Plotus and its successor, more improved, Plotus-B will do that job for hackers.
 Both of these malwares are already available in Black Markets. This backdoor can be installed and executed on ATMs quite easily. By attaching a mobile phone through USB, a hacker can command an ATM to execute backdoor subsequently enabling the hacker to drop out the cash.On the top of that, this malware can steal user data and PIN number by performing Man-in-the-middle attack. Symantec suggests that this threat can be overcome by upgrading operating system, CCTV monitoring and by full disk encryption.

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Homeland Security committee chair calls for review of planned DHS headquarters

John Wagley Top Priority Sector:  federal_agencies_legislative Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, has released a Majority Staff

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CNN: Spitzer scolds Planned Parenthood critic

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council links Planned Parenthood with child prostitution and sex trafficking. ___________________________ Read More….

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Saudi student who planned WMD attacks gets life sentence

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  law_enforcement_first_responders Image Caption:  Aldawsari The 22-year-old Saudi Arabian student convicted of trying to make bombs to attack U.S. targets, including the home of former president George W. Bush, was handed a life sentence by a federal judge on Nov. 13. Homepage position:  10 read more View full post on Government […]

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House watching former ICE employee lawsuit, but no hearing planned

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  federal_agencies_legislative Image Caption:  Rep. Peter King (R-NY) The job discrimination lawsuit filed by the head of the New York ICE office against DHS alleging he was passed over for promotion in favor of female agents bears watching, said the leader of the House Homeland Security Committee, but no hearings on […]

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Chicagoan pleads guilty to Al Shabaab aid charges, planned travel from U.S. through Mexico

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  border_security Image Caption:  Al Shabaab A 28-year-old Chicago man pleaded guilty on July 30 to charges he planned to travel to Somalia to aid terror group Al Shabaab and evade U.S. detection by traveling through Mexico and South America. Shaker Masri pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to […]

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Anonymous hacker planned to publish details of women who had abortions

Court hears James Jeffery stole 10,000 database records of women registered with Britain's biggest abortion provider BPAS A member of the hacking collective Anonymous broke into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider and planned to publicly release the details of women who used the service. James Jeffery, 27, stole around 10,000 database records containing the personal details of …

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LIGATT: “The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward.Anyone could change the course of his life.” -Mark Caine

LIGATT: “The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward.Anyone could change the course of his life.” -Mark Caine

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