How NOT to build a Bank ATM

I was standing outside my office during a heavy downpour the other day, admiring that fresh thunderstorm feeling in the air, when we had a very brief power outage…

 

Happened to glance over at a nearby Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) and to my astonishment, firstly at the fact that the ATM wasn’t power protected (pity be the person using the machine if the power goes out), as Windows XP loaded up (apparently very common in ATM’s) I watched as the the entire start-up process flashed onto the screen displaying full path references and comments in the scripts.

 

Atm-power-up

 

I have no idea what pressing any buttons at this point would have done to the machine, but one has to wonder if this isn’t a starting point for some further exploit… Mmmmmm…

 

Extra points if you can guess which bank this was.

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