Computers using Windows XP will receive service pack 2 starting this Tuesday, whether they want it or not. Microsoft has given enterprise users the option to delay deploying the patch for about 7 months because it can disable some of their applications. But they'd better be ready this Tuesday.
Microsoft should be praised for its resiliency in making computers safer. Loyal readers of Silicon Valley Sleuth know that I believe Microsoft to a large extent is to blame for the current state of (lack of) computer security. But I applaud this initiative to force IT administrators to properly secure their Windows XP equipped machines.
Running machines that acts as spam relays or spread viruses, simply because they lack the proper security settings, is as immoral as a person suffering from HIV having unprotected sex.
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Or they'll no longer be entitled to updates and bug patches