Microsoft tweaks Windows XP wireless security

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 12:12 AM EST

Microsoft last month quietly issued a long-overdue update to fix a simple yet potentially dangerous security weakness in the way embedded wireless cards work on Windows XP laptops.

Open up an XP portable, and if you're looking with the right tools you'll notice the machine starts scanning for wireless networks that it recognizes. It does this by sending out a beacon advertising the names of the networks it is seeking.

At Security Fix.

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