FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

[[FBI Warns: XP Still Not Safe]]

According to a Federal Bureau of Investigations announcement the recently released, security patch for Windows XP is not enough. It is unusual for the National Infrastructure Protection Center, the FBI's relevant department, to go so far as to issue a security warning, it usually leaves computer security warnings to the private sector. FBI officials even held technical discussions with Microsoft and other industry experts, to identify ways to minimize the risk from security holes in Windows XP. The resulting suggestion to consumers and companies from the FBI's NIPC is "install the patch and turn off Universal Plug and Play."

Once again we are confused, Microsoft insists that the patch deals with all the security issues concerned, the FBI says "the patch is not enough.". Considering Microsoft has shipped about 650,000 copies of Windows XP, not including those shipped with new PC's, the problem becomes clear. How many of those copies were bought just because Microsoft said "Win XP is the safest OS ever"?

To find out more about the patch and to download it, follow the link below and to the right.

[[Microsoft Patches XP]]

Microsoft went to extreme lengths in order to convince the public that their latest OS was the most secure ever. This week however, they had to issue a patch for Windows XP in order to cover what has been described as, the worst Windows security hole ever.
According to Microsoft all Windows XP users have o apply the patch, while those who use Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows ME should only do so if they have installed the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) service.
The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) service allows computers to discover and use network-based devices. Windows ME and XP include native UPnP services; Windows 98 and 98SE do not include a native UPnP service, but one can be installed via the Internet Connection Sharing client that ships with Windows XP.

The problems with the security hole could, potentially, lead to an attacker gaining complete control of a pc running the UPnP service.

To convince you that this is an important patch here is what Scott Culp, manager of Microsoft's Security Response Center said "This is a serious vulnerability. People running Windows XP need to put the patch on right away,".

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FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

hmm ppl that patch ur so fond of..... it seems to me its timing with the resent raids by the fbi around the world is a little peculiar....could it b tha this patch acualy LETS the fbi into ur pc to check if uve been doing naughty things???? this is not my opinion its just an observation

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

Hey all you little girls who think your so hot, WAKE UP!!!Look you are forgetting Microsoft’s past. They are known for pulling a rabbit out of a hat when you least expect it. If you look closely you will see that all this is good advertisement, either way you look at it.1. For other versions of windows.2. For winxp it self.3. For Microsoft’s "quick reaction time" witch proves how efficient they're people are.So before you go posting f*****g remarks. Look at the hat. And realize that this can be pulled either way and both ways are a win...

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

Win 2k, ME and XP are equal of suicide to your computer some people just don't get it that since all Windows suck why would the newest be better when actually it always gets worse each time a new Win version is released, I myself have looked into it I still think the Win 95 is the quickest with less bugs but not as safe while connected to the web im only using Win98 because my Win 95 CD is about 70% damaged I can't install it, Microsoft only tells lies to the people so they can make lots of money out of those lies.

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

Big deal for all the home users who gives a damn. The WINDOWS XP is the most stable of the newer and I like it. Who cares if there is some security flaw its not like i have government files on my home computer. If for some reason i do get hacked no big deal just restore and install my shit again.

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

Windows XP is the WORST OS out on the market! I gotta had it to Mircosoft! they keep screwing up the product more and more every year! there are so many OPEN PORTs that anyone can walk in on the DESKTOP control and take over your whole system. as for them being with the times.. Yeah right! they dont even support USB 2.0 with there new OS and my other devices that are not supported as well with the NEW OS.. gotta hand it to them they live up to there NAMEOVER40BILLIONRIPPEDOFF@BILLGATES.COM

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

Righty.1: XP was supposedly a blending of win2k's security and stability and 98's speed...2: I can't say much, I have difficulty installing (hehe, gotta burn THIS CD with boot, gotta burn THAT cd with files... muahahah) but I am just SO sticking with win2k multiboot 98. If i wanna game, I go 98 (se... duh. adds msconfig doncha know). If i wanna do anything else, i stay in 2k.3: w00t!

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

hahaok SHAFTS , you think you so f**king smart you can do better than microsoft ? whacha talking about ?!? windows xp is the best OS ever made by microsoft , how the hell can you even compair it to win 95 , 98 , ME ?!?the problem with you guys , that you talk and talk and talk instead of using the best security with out all the bullshit , you running windows xp ? get Norton internet security 2002 ... so complicated ? why talkin around like a bunch of heros when u actually dont have a flyin f**k idea about it

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

u ppl are such wankkerz'can't u just stfu we don't need to hear ur BS we all know that microshit is jacked up as well as billy gate and iam sure a patch wont do shit it just might add more hole or more flawes to the damn program. you can say what you want i have said what must have been set.+++

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

I got WinXP some weeks ago. The only advantage to earlier version is: It does not crash.But a lot of software does not work and the garuantee does not allow to install Linux! Linux is so much better, I hope one day it will push Windows from the market, but unfortnualy most people are too stupid to even install Linux altough that is so much easier now...So lets hope the next terrorist target will be Microsoft.

FBI Warns XP Patch Not Enough

ya. right. what i dont get is people who store their warez apps and the like on their hard drive. what the heck is that?! YOU PUT IT ON CD, THEN ERASE EVERY TRACE OF IT! that's what i do. so what if FBI or some other people look into my computer?

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