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Re: Microsoft Security, baby steps? Copy Win98!
From: Luke Scharf <lscharf () aoe vt edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 14:36:59 -0500
On Wed, 2004-03-17 at 09:10, Random Letters wrote:
Using the built-in firewall stops incoming hacks pretty effectively in my
Yes, it's great, but there's two problems with it:
1. It's not available on Windows 2000, and we still have machines that
should continue to run Windows 2000.
2. It's not on by default.
Perhaps Microsoft can win back some friends and good coverage by releaseing
XP SP2 as a new integrated product and as an add-on disk the same as they
did for Windows '98.
That would be nice.
Luke Scharf, Systems Administrator
Virginia Tech Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
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