Windows XP Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I found this story on AOL's news page. I'm not gloating since who knows how unsecure OS X might be. It's an interesting read if nothing else. I didn't want to post the whole story but I included a bit and a link to CNN.

Windows XP Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks

Microsoft Offers Patch for Security Holes

Get Quote, Company Info: MSFT


.c The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (Dec. 20) - Microsoft Corp. acknowledged several serious flaws Thursday in its newest version of Windows, billed as the most secure ever, that allow hackers to steal or destroy a victim's data files across the Internet or implant rogue computer software. It urged consumers to quickly install a free fix it offered....

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[ 12-20-2001: Message edited by: imacSE ]</p>


  • Reply 1 of 6
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Are you really surprised to read this?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    I didn't expect anything different from Microsoft.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    imacfpimacfp Posts: 750member
    [quote]Originally posted by Fran441:

    <strong>Are you really surprised to read this?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Not really no. I'd just like to hope some people may consider Apple as a results, but I think that's too much to hope for.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    After the story broke I read it everywhere... everywhere except CNet. And when the finally posted on it, they burried it under some other MS news. I guess we know who holes their pursestrings. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    Hopefully I can use this as further evidence as to why my family needs to go Mac... Only time will tell...

    And what's under the sheet?
  • Reply 5 of 6 my fat behind. :o
  • Reply 6 of 6
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Typical ignorant Windows user:

    "What? Where'd my file go? Darned computer! It's probably another virus. I really need to stop using Outlook Express for e-mail. Maybe I should get a Mac altogether....

    Naw, they're too expensive and slow. This is still a better machine. Now, to start my paper over again...."

    Typical Mac User:

    "Oh, look. A virus warning from my university's client services help desk:

    This message applies to Windows users only. Macintosh users may disregard this message.

    "Hmm, sucks to be a Windows user. Now on to Final Cut Pro..."

    EDIT: I actually have received several e-mails from my school with that VERY opening line.

    [ 12-22-2001: Message edited by: CosmoNut ]</p>
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