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Windows Thread, Cunninghams Till Upgrade in Technical; Originally Posted by howartp But that's basically what they're now advising, albeit in non-technical speak...? Why is it any worse ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by howartp View Post
    But that's basically what they're now advising, albeit in non-technical speak...? Why is it any worse than what's currently in place?

    I chatted about our situation with my colleague along the lines of 'if we weren't looking to leave Cunninghams, would we need to do the upgrade' and his comment, which I don't think is invalid, is why do they need upgrading? They never go on the internet, they aren't susceptible to the public internet because of the NAT and firewall.

    If a new exploit is developed by Mr Nasty, it will usually come into the network on some other internet-enabled device on the network. If this device is Win7, it won't be blocked until an update comes out, so it doesn't matter than XP hasn't received updates; if the device is Win7 and an update has been released, it will block it before it gets to an XP device.

    Am I wrong?

    Peter
    Clearing it off the XP machine will be a pain, you might not even know it has an infection. Look at it another way. Those tills process personal data, such as names and finger prints. Any back door security holes won't get fixed so someone might be getting into it without you knowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Clearing it off the XP machine will be a pain, you might not even know it has an infection. Look at it another way. Those tills process personal data, such as names and finger prints. Any back door security holes won't get fixed so someone might be getting into it without you knowing.
    Agreed - which is why the advice and fobbed-off explanation sent to Tim is bad.

    Peter

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    And the tills dont run any AV either. Im not even sure we can install AV onto them..

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    They told me the Tills use XP Embedded which will still be supported by Microsoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    They told me the Tills use XP Embedded which will still be supported by Microsoft.
    I checked the tills the other day. The tills are running XP Pro and the Reval unit is running XP home.

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    My bad, just taken the cover off a till and the license is for XP Pro embedded

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