Researchers spot XP SP2 security weakness

Posted on Friday, Aug 20 2004 @ 21:31 CEST by Lordrazer
Security researchers believe they have discovered a weakness in the new security given to Windows XP by the recently unveiled Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Since XP SP2 was released, activists have been searching for weaknesses in the security-focused service pack. Microsoft yesterday dismissed claims by German researchers to already have discovered a flaw.
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It allows IT professionals to test IP software without worrying about broken or corrupted drivers or hardware.
Microsoft is working towards a better patch for the problem, which showed up in Release Candidate versions of SP2.


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