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Some XP machines vulnerable to Zotob worm

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    Some XP machines vulnerable to Zotob worm



    Some Windows XP machines are vulnerable to the Zotob worm that ran riot on Windows 2000 systems last week, Microsoft has said. In a "clarification", Microsoft said that PCs running Windows XP Service Pack 1 are also at risk if a file-sharing feature called “Simple File Sharing and ForceGuest” is enabled. The company hadn't seen any attacks trying to exploit this scenario, it said.

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    1. ffreeloader
      ffreeloader
      Interesting. I've read quite a few posts where people said they weren't about to install SP2 on XP so I wonder how many vulnerable XP machines are out there.
    2. Jakamoko
      Jakamoko
      Some more info from Symantec HERE.
    3. simongrahamuk
      simongrahamuk
      Personally I hold the Microsoft marketing department responsible for the worm! I mean, if your still running w2k we'll infect you with a virus and make you upgrade. If you still havent installed XP sp2 we'll force you too!!!

      Seems like a good marketing strategy to me! :twisted:
    4. tripwire45
      tripwire45
      Believe it or not Simon, that thought had occurred to me. :wink:
    5. Jakamoko
      Jakamoko
      Micro$h@ft ? $ur€ly not !!!! :biggrin
    6. Bluerinse
      Bluerinse
      I am running W2K Pro SP4 and as far as I can tell, there is nothing for me to upgrade to :rolleyes:

      XP is not an upgrade to W2K IMHO it is just eye candy for the uninitiated 8)

      Pete
    7. ffreeloader
      ffreeloader
      Agreed. I don't see XP as an upgrade from 2K Pro. As far as I'm concerned 2K Pro was the zenith of MS desktops.

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