DailyTech – Appalling Negligence: Decade-Old Windows XPe Holes Led to Home Depot Hack

It wasn’t ShellShock or HeartBleed that caused credit card woes within Home Depot – it was continuing to use an outdated, unsupported operating system. Yikes! Sadly, this is one of the reasons why Target was targeted (pardon the pun) as they were also using Windows XP Embedded. If you happen to see a point of sale cash register using Windows XP, it might not be a bad idea to pay cash instead of swiping your credit/debit card.

DailyTech – Appalling Negligence: Decade-Old Windows XPe Holes Led to Home Depot Hack.