Sunday, February 29, 2004

What Functionality Changes Does Windows XP Service Pack 2 Bring?

This is a December 2003 TechNet document, Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Windows XP SP2 is out in Beta now. You might want to take a look at the features so you will be prepared for the release. Security is going to be a big part of the release. The firewall is turned on by default. That could break some things that require specific port access to the internet. Shouldn?t be hard to fix, I think they have a wizard for setting up the firewall.

 

Posted by Stevereno on 02/29 at 12:48 AM
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US Senate Proposing the Spyblock Act - Anti Spyware legislation

I have removed more Spyware from systems lately than I ever have. This is a huge problem even for locked down XP systems where the user does not have write access to install programs. The US Senate is proposing new regulation for spyware according to an article in PC World; Anti-Spyware Law Proposed.

The real irony of the PC World article is that it has two advertisements that have doubleclick.net ad trackers on the page. To me this is a form of spyware in itself

 

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