FBI revises WinXP warning

The FBI has reversed its advice for computer users trying to protect themselves against serious flaws in the latest version of Windows: applying the free fix from Microsoft is adequate, after all.

The bureau's top cyber-security unit, the National Infrastructure Protection Center, told consumers and companies Thursday to disregard its earlier advice to go beyond the Microsoft recommendations to protect against hackers who might try to attack Windows computers.

The FBI said it based its latest determination "upon a careful review of the written technical materials provided by Microsoft" and after working with the federally funded CERT Coordination Center, who are researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

News source: News Interactive | Tech - FBI revises WinXP warning

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