Microsoft fixes 'critical' XP firewall issue

Monday, 20 December 2004, 2:59 PM EST

Microsoft has quietly released an update to Windows XP to fix a potentially serious configuration problem in the firewall that ships as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Users who installed SP2 on their Windows XP machines and also have file and printer sharing enabled may have been sharing their files and printers with the entire Internet, according to Microsoft.

By Joris Evers at Info World.

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