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never thought I would say this...

As much as I hate Microsoft, I do have to say I agree completely with Tim Mullen's article (archived) over at SecurityFocus about the latest "Windows XP Vulnerability." Microsoft really has been blamed unnecessarily for an "issue" that doesn't really exist. He really puts into perspective how it is a total non-issue and that most media outlets have blown it completely out of control. The first article I read about this "exploit" I believe was on CNet where it basically said that popping in the Windows 2000 install disk gave you immediate administrator control to the live system. It said nothing about the fact that you have to reboot the thing. Well duh, if you have enough physical access to reboot the machine, it doesn't matter what operating system it is, you can get in. Thanks for bring this to everyone's attention Tim.


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