SP2 - Redmond's salvation

Thursday, 12 August 2004, 8:54 AM EST

At long last, Service Pack 2 for XP has arrived. Like many in the security community, I'm excited about this, as it represents real, true progress for Microsoft and their commitment to security. This is not just a Service Pack -- it really includes functionality, usability, and core changes in the underlying code extensive enough to be called "XP2." In fact, I think I'll just call it that from here on out.

In addition to code changes, XP2 also represents a tangible shift in the way Microsoft is embracing security: they are putting security concerns before functionality, and in some cases, this will actually break existing applications. Though it will make some developers out there continue to work overtime, this too is a very, very good thing.

By Tim Mullen at SecurityFocus.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

What security experts think about Apple Pay

Posted on 11 September 2014.  |  Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and the security and convenience of Touch ID.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Sep 12th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //