User, beware of new XP patch

Monday, 23 August 2004, 3:16 PM EST

Microsoft has a massive patch for some of the many bugs and security holes in Windows XP. If you're using Windows XP, you might want to download the software patch and install it. But then maybe you shouldn't.

The patch, called SP2 (for "Service Pack 2"), would seem like a good idea. After all, security is a nightmare for Windows users, and anything that boosts security should be a good thing.

But I am urging Windows XP users to be cautious. Microsoft's track record in making fixes that work is less than stellar.

By Al Fasoldt at Syracuse.

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