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2 Sep, 2004

SillyDog701 moderator DJGM surprised that Windows XP Service Pack 2 does not actually do much improvement to the security for an average install of Windows XP machine.

While we found that there are indeed a few minor improvements worthy of acknowledgment, in particular, some rather low-level improvements that don't show to the admin or user, overall, SP2 did little to improve our system's practical security, leaving too many services and networking components enabled, bungling permissions, leaving IE and OE vulnerable to malicious scripts, and installing a packet filter that lacks a capacity for egress filtering.
(The Register)

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Posted by Antony at September 2, 2004 11:50 PM
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