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.
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.
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Microsoft Fixes 'Critical' XP Firewall Issue
Posted on Friday, Dec 17 2004 @ 19:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck