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Experts: MBTA fare kiosks using outdated Windows XP are vulnerable to attack

29 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

As the MBTA's plan to implement a new fare-collection system remains in limbo, some cybersecurity experts say that the T's continued use of Microsoft Windows XP on their kiosks makes the transit authority more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
“If an attacker was able to get administrative privileges, they would have full access to that machine,” said Alina Oprea, an associate professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University.
In April 2014, Windows announced that it was ending support for the 12-year-old operating system and told customers it was “critical to...
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