I don’t know about you, but personally, I have seen an ATM booting up Windows XP. I have also heard people claim they saw ATMs running on Windows 2000. I am careful not to say that this is a developing world problem since for most big corporations around the world, adopting new technology is often an expensive process filled with a lot of bureaucracy.
Talking of ATM systems, whose underlying infrastructure are actually computer operating system. Microsoft has teamed up with the National Australia Bank (NAB) to showcase the application of the Azure Cognitive Services in ATMs. Now, Azure is part of the latest technology from Microsoft that promises enhanced security leveraging on biometrics security.
Microsoft was showcasing the Azure facial recognition technology and how it could be useful to ATMs around the world. As the customer approaches the ATM to withdraw cash, the underlying Azure technology adds an extra layer of security on top of the PIN-and-Chip technology that comes with the ATM cards.
Though Microsoft maintains that customers will still need their ATM cards accompanied by PIN to access their account via the automated teller machine. …read more