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Microsoft readies new Windows XP Pro antipiracy nag

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| Microsoft Corp. today said it will update the antipiracy software in Windows
| XP Professional to make nagging more prominent for those running bogus copies
| and -- assuming the user approves the update -- to skip any future
| notification of an impending update to the tool.
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9113598


Related:

Windows 2000 faces security melt down

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| Despite the fact that the operating system is as old as Spinola, and
| that Microsoft refused to service them any more, there is still a
| large number of Windows 2000 machines out there.
|
| According to News.com, a "critical" Windows 2000 exploit has been
| released on the Internet designed to kick the crutch of the ageing
| operating system.
|
| The exploit takes advantage of a security hole in a file system and
| print request application "Workstation Service". The flaw can be
| exploited remotely without any user interaction.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft has released a patch for the operating system using
| security bulletin MS06-070. This is despite saying that it had
| given up on Windows 2000 and would not make any more security
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| fixes for it.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35796
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