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[vox-tech] microsoft zen: the dual nature of XP
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[vox-tech] microsoft zen: the dual nature of XP

first the good news...


  Windows XP provides the most dependable version of Windows ever-with the
  best security and privacy features Windows has ever provided.

now for the bad news...


  Microsoft's newest version of Windows, billed as the most secure ever,
  contains several serious flaws that allow hackers to steal or destroy a
  victim's data files across the Internet or implant rogue computer software.

  A Microsoft official acknowledged that the risk to consumers was
  unprecedented because the glitches allow hackers to seize control of all
  Windows XP operating system software without requiring a computer user to
  do anything except connect to the Internet.

then the good news:

  "This is the most secure version of Windows we have ever released,"
                -- Scott Culp, Microsoft Security Response Center manager

and then for the bad:

  Hackers could attack individual computers directly, though the flaws also
  allow hackers to transmit an attack to a single Internet address and strike
  all the nearby Windows XP computers within a corporation or neighborhood. 

doors open, boys.   ;)


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