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Forum Thread: Unsecure Windows XP home SP3?

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fungophag Unsecure Windows XP home SP3?
Member 14th Jan, 2010 17:57
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Happy new year to all!

At home, I have two PCs with Windows XP home SP3 and all current patches installed.

But only on one of the PCs Windows is marked as highly unsecure by Secunia without any detailed infomation. The download solution puts me on microsoft's windows update page which in turn tells me that my windows is up-to-date.

Any ideas about what Secunia is complaining?

cu
fungo


bjm__ RE: Unsecure Windows XP home SP3?
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The following re WinXP is from The Secunia Weekly Advisory Summary 2010-01-07 - 2010-01-14
http://secunia.com/advisories/27105/
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fungophag RE: Unsecure Windows XP home SP3?
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Greetings!

Thanx for the link to the article which I have studied. The article refers to an older version of flash player bundled with Service Pack 2 of Windows XP while Service Pack 3 is installed on my PCs. Furthermore, the Secunia alert does not say anything about flash player. In german, the alert says

"Diese Installation von Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition ist unsicher und setzt Ihr System potentiellen Bedrohungen aus!"

Freely translated:

"This installation of Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition is unsave and exposes your system to potential threats!"

This message is a little too airy to be helpful since the update option for this alert on the Microsoft update page only tells me that my Windows is up-to-date.

End of the line: Secunia says it's unsafe, Microsoft says it's ok :-/

still wondering
fungo
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Anthony Wells RE: Unsecure Windows XP home SP3?
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Last edited on 14th Jan, 2010 21:36

Hello fungo ,

Try the thread next to yours :)) :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/333...

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bjm__ RE: Unsecure Windows XP home SP3?
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Last edited on 14th Jan, 2010 22:36
OK...maybe your WinXP unsecure is referring to this recent event
http://secunia.com/advisories/35457/

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