Windows XP SP2 has serious security hole

By Derek Sooman on
Two stories in a row? SP2 seems to be on everyone's minds lately. Probably because we waited so long for it. But it looks like there is a serious security problem.

The feature that has the hole is the Windows Security Center which displays the status of the key elements of your defenses: Firewall, Updates, and Antivirus. That's good, you say. And it is. But what's not good is that it appears that the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) which manages the database of these conditions could be spoofed, meaning that a user could think that their PC was secure, when in fact it was not. Microsoft have yet to issue a statement on the matter.

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