||[Aug. 26th, 2004|04:16 pm]
Windows XP SP2 features security crater - report
By Andrew Orlowski
Published Wednesday 25th August 2004 18:03 GMT
Windows XP Service Pack 2 has a flaw that gives users a false sense of security - quite literally. One report describes the security hole as a 'crater'. The vulnerability lies in the web systems management interface (WBEM), which allows downloadable code to spoof firewall status information.
ADSL? Fast? Pah!
By Guy Kewney, Newswireless.net
Published Thursday 26th August 2004 11:17 GMT
What would you do with ten megabits per second, instead of 512kilobits? Better start thinking, because even with the big telcos dragging their feet, that's going to be commonplace by 2007... and it's already a reality for many Scandinavian computer users.