October 16, 2001

The security side of Windows XP: hope, risk run high

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Called by Microsoft officials the best product the company has ever created, Windows XP is set to officially launch on October 25th, with versions for home and professional computer users. The launch coincides with a new security push by the Redmond, Washington-based company that centers on more secure settings in products when shipped and new security tools for Microsoft users. Security experts applaud the initiative, but continue to express concern that Microsoft is putting functionality in front of security, particularly with Windows XP and its interaction with numerous applications and the Web."


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