Hunt for XP SP2 flaws

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by gerardwil, Aug 13, 2004.

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  1. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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  2. Devinco

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    Thanks for the article gerardwil.

    Instead of just fixing existing flaws, why doesn't M$ hire a bunch of crackers whose job is to break it using all their tricks, and then provide advice on how to prevent it? That way M$ would be one step ahead instead of three steps behind.
     
  3. gerardwil

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    Wait for Longhorn in 2007 ;)
     
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    Maybe they could call it crackerhorn or cracker barrel? :D
     
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    Some new missing items:

    Updates That Aren't in Windows XP Service Pack 2

    11. "Based on Macintosh Technology from Apple" in splash screen
    10. Internet Explorer removal tool
    9. BBspot link in My Favorites
    8. KDE desktop theme
    7. Windows XP keygen
    6. Pre-installed MyDoom virus
    5. "Hang on Clippy" mp3
    4. "My Porn" folder
    3. Xbox emulator
    2. Download Mozilla Firefox link on desktop
    1. "Why Linux is the Spawn of Satan" white paper

    bbspot, always good for a laugh :D :D
     
  6. meneer

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    Microsoft published a KB article about all kinds of problems regarding SP2.
    The KB articles also has a list with third party software that may have a problem with the SP.
     
  7. luv2bsecure

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    Everyone seems to be saying, "wait"....I understand that, but plan to install as soon as it's available to me. I am obsessive compulsive about imaging my drive. I keep my C Drive with nothing but OS and programs. I point all data for these programs to a partition on another drive. I keep 3 or 4 "good" images at any given time. One, with just the os which I call my pristine. It's my "perfect" setup after a clean install and security, speed and other "safe XP" tweaks. I then have one (that I use most often) with all of my main programs. If anything goes wrong, I just crank up Drive Image and drop the last image in - problem solved.

    I said all of the above to tell you why I plan to use SP2 asap. If I run into any problems with incompatibilities (or anything else) I can just put the last image on and I'm back to where I started. Those who haven't yet found the beauty in the "always perfect" configuration that imaging provides: This could be a good time to start!

    John
    Luv2BSecure
     
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