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Jerrod Howard <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 23 Jul 2004 13:53:26 -0500
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I'm betting that it will be well after august before Microsoft releases XP
SP2. There's just still too many things it breaks when a user upgrades,
things like programs, shares, etc. The firewall and such will be great I
think for home users, but the corporate networks will be paying for alot of
it as it goes it. I was in two different labs to day remaking their
shortcuts to the imaging share and 3 of the 6 computers I worked on didn't
authenticate to OMRF, they were only jacked into the network and if they
needed OMRF access, would VPN in. Who knows what headaches those machine
will cause.

But I'm pretty sure it's gonna be awhile. And the prudent thing to do is
wait a few more months even after release so that those first release bugs
are at least partially mitigated. ;)

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From: Todd Walker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 1:21 PM
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Subject: Fwd: Windows XP Service Pack 2: Install With Care..

When your IT chief sends out a warning that talks about "mayhem"

when you install a Service Pack that is about to be pushed to your

whole network, that's when I get nervous. Hopefully it's just because

this is the RC2, right? Someone make me feel better here....

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Subject: Windows XP Service Pack 2: Install With Care

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Windows XP Service Pack 2: Install With Care

Microsoft's objective with Windows XP SP2 is to make it easier for end

users to configure and manage security resources via new functionality

and stronger security settings. But in an evaluation of a RC2 version

of SP2, the CRN Test Center finds that mayhem that can occur when the

Service Pack is loaded onto a system.

Instant Messages Carry Latest Phishing Scams

Security experts reported that instant-message advertising links to

malicious URLs have begun appearing, and such URLs could be phony

Web sites used for phishing scams.

Man Charged With Hacking Acxion Database Company

A Florida man has been charged with stealing large amounts of

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Symantec Nearly Doubles Revenue

Symantec has reason to celebrate. The security vendor on Wednesday

posted a 48 percent year-over-year increase in revenue for its fiscal

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NFR Security Unveils Latest IPS Appliance

NFR's new intrusion-prevention system appliance, dubbed Sentivist, is

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CA Adds Sales Chief, CIO

Computer Associates International has named George Fischer as senior

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McAfee Hires Antivirus Geeks In India

McAfee plans to set up a center in Bangalore, India, to monitor and

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New Bagle Worm Variant Shuts Down Defenses

The latest Bagle three-worm wave includes one that's using a more

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Aventail Introduces New SSL VPN

Remote security vendor Aventail has unveiled a full-featured SSL VPN

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Blue Coat To Acquire URL Filtering Provider

Blue Coat Systems plans to acquire URL filtering company Cerberian for

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Bagle Worm Back With A Vengeance

Two severe variants of the Bagle worm reared their ugly heads late


Bluesocket Adds Intrusion Protection, RF Monitoring

Bluesocket next month plans to ship a new WLAN monitoring and

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Kavado Enhances Application Security Suite

Web application security vendor Kavado rolled out improved versions of

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Virus Targets WinCE Devices

The first known virus aimed at Microsoft's Windows CE operating system

was sent to several antivirus firms by its author over the weekend to

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BorderWare Expands Channel Program

Network security vendor BorderWare has expanded its channel program

around its flagship product, the MXtreme Mail Firewall.

New Bagle Worm Slams, Then Slows

A worm analysts thought would rival MyDoom in its destructiveness,

known as or Bagle.ab, began to peter out last Friday.

Improving Microsoft Security: No Simple Task

As Microsoft prepares to launch its biggest security upgrade ever to

Windows, Service Pack 2, the company is trying to strike a balance

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