Micro$oft will be creating hotfixes for XP for years to come


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R.Wieser

XP Guy,
The regular monthly patch cycle did not exist until probably 2004
I stand corrected. 10 years of having patch tuesday made me think it was a
bit longer.
The truth is that Win-9x/me has alway been harder to break into
from a remote access point vs the NT line (2k/XP etc).
You touched a pet peeve of mine: how come we've never been able to easily
tell XPs services to close their network connections ? (MS information to)
some services tell me they should not be stopped at all, otherwise *local*
functioning could be jeopardized. Worst of all is port 445 (which service
is not even present in the list), which can only be permanently stopped from
opening its port by feeding the apropriate service false protocol info by
hand-editing the registery...
9x/me was never vulnerable to network worms the way NT was -
because of all the open ports and services that OS's like 2K and
XP turn on by default.
Most security problems do not seem to be related to the network itself, but
to how the incoming data is handled by apps/services connecting to the 'Web.
Just think back to how the "auto preview" function of OE was easily foolded
by telling it a certain attachment had a 'music' content type, but the file
itself being an executable. If you looked at the wrong email you where
infected.

Or the .WMF file with its *placed in the image file itself* executable (with
ofcourse full acces to everything) code to handle printer errors.

Currently the focus has shifted to internet accessable content, but
infection method has mostly stayed the same: make the victim use some
vunerable component and you're in. And there are lots of those.
9x/me was never vulnerable to network worms the way NT
was - because of all the open ports and services that OS's
like 2K and XP turn on by default.
And lets not forget the auto-starting of inserted media, like CDs and USB
devices, and even network drives ...
I fully expect that future patches for other system files made for
Vista and Seven will be tried on Win-XP by power-users and
enthusiasts,
With XP usage being 25%+ I have no doubt to that. :)

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <53450481$0$2913$e4fe514c@news2.news.xs4all.nl>, R.Wieser
And by the way: Finding out potential problems for XP isn't that hard: just
keep informed of the bugs for Vista/7/8.x and you know the weak spots for XP
too. :)
[]
Not necessarily; some of them won't "run" on XP.
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Males and females, from seven to 70, the cool, the uncool, the straight and
gay, the hip and those with hip replacements, all worship the water she walks
on. - Kathy Lette on Kylie, in RT 2014/1/11-17
 
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darkrats

The VLKs (also called Volume or Corporate) can be found with SP2 or SP3, but
any updates after SP3 will have to be added.
But there are a few users who have collected the updates and either packed
them into an installer or offer them individually on their sites.

If you're interested in getting a copy, most torrent sites host them.
Always read any comments that are found with the links. They will indicate
whether the torrent is a good one (or not).


J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
In message <50X0v.35404$dK.15192@fx07.iad>, darkrats
XP and Office 2003 will be on my working computer for years to come, until
they no longer make hardware that works with them.
Not worried about activation. There are plenty of sites where you can get
copies of XP VLK (corporate) that does not need activation.
[]
Just for curiosity, did those (VLK) exist with SP2 and SP3 in them? (And
possibly more fixes?)
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

They are public servants, so we will threat them rather as Flashman treats
servants. - Stephen Fry on some people's attitudo to the BBC, in Radio
Times,
3-9 July 2010
 
D

darkrats

Forgot to add, you can usually find custom installations that include all
updates to April 8th.



J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
In message <50X0v.35404$dK.15192@fx07.iad>, darkrats
XP and Office 2003 will be on my working computer for years to come, until
they no longer make hardware that works with them.
Not worried about activation. There are plenty of sites where you can get
copies of XP VLK (corporate) that does not need activation.
[]
Just for curiosity, did those (VLK) exist with SP2 and SP3 in them? (And
possibly more fixes?)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

They are public servants, so we will threat them rather as Flashman treats
servants. - Stephen Fry on some people's attitudo to the BBC, in Radio
Times,
3-9 July 2010
 
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R

R.Wieser

J. P.
Not necessarily; some of them won't "run" on XP.
Keyword: "some". Quite a few of the security problems are marked with XP
upto 8.x as the vunerable OSes.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


-- Origional message.
J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
In message <53450481$0$2913$e4fe514c@news2.news.xs4all.nl>, R.Wieser
And by the way: Finding out potential problems for XP isn't that hard: just
keep informed of the bugs for Vista/7/8.x and you know the weak spots for XP
too. :)
[]
Not necessarily; some of them won't "run" on XP.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Males and females, from seven to 70, the cool, the uncool, the straight and
gay, the hip and those with hip replacements, all worship the water she walks
on. - Kathy Lette on Kylie, in RT 2014/1/11-17
 
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