Source: Tweak Town
By now many of you would have discovered that Microsoft’s first Service Pack for Windows XP is among us, whether Microsoft like it or not. Recently a press release was issued by the software giant saying the Service Pack would be released on the 9th of September to end-users but as it happens, it was leaked before this date by beta testers and folks in the know – what a surprise.
Source: PC Magazine
Microsoft officially released Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) this week. Available as a free download or on a CD-ROM for $9.95 (list), SP1 includes all of Microsoft's Windows XP security patches as well as fixes for more than 300 documented bugs, most of them minor. The collection of updates, which is identical for Home and Professional versions of Windows XP, also adds integral USB 2.0 support, but not Bluetooth support, which is expected in fall of 2002.
Source: CNet News
Microsoft on Tuesday announced it is acquiring XDegrees, a maker of security software, in a move to further the software giant's goal of improving Windows security.
XDegrees, a small company based in Mountain View, Calif., makes products to secure information access across computer systems installed in large companies. The company plans to relocate to Redmond, Wash. Financial terms and the number of employees involved in the deal were not disclosed.
Source: Info World
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has apparently gotten to the bottom of a rash of hacking attacks against computer systems running its Windows 2000 operating system, according to a security advisory posted late Friday on its Web site.