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Windows XP SP2 delayed. Again!

by Nikola Strahija on July 13th, 2004 The long-awaited Service Pack 2 for Microsoft's Windows XP has been delayed again. Firstly announced for June, then July we can maybe expect it in "late August".

Due to recently discovered vulnerabilities which allowed malicious code execution, this update might tighten the the thin layer of security in Windows XP and maybe even more importantly, Internet Explorer.

By default, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed, should have firewall, e-mail attachment checking, better buffer overrun handling, a popup blocker and other well known ways of exploiting Windows XP and it's integrated software fixed.

DirectX and Media Player 9 will also be updated with this service pack.
Let's wait and see how things end up finally in "late August".

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