Windows XP to Get Major Security Upgrade

Microsoft is expected to release a major security upgrade for its Windows XP operating system next month in response to a barrage of attacks that plague its dominant operating system. The upgrade is supposedly going to make surfing the Internet and reading email safer. The new system will automatically turn on a firewall when Windows is launched. Changes are being made to Outlook and IE that will provide more security options.

How do you get it? “Microsoft is urging home users to turn on a function that allows Microsoft to automatically download security updates, so they are set to receive Service Pack 2 as soon as it becomes available. Users also can go to Microsoft’s security Web site to get the download once it is available, and Microsoft will send out Service Pack 2 CDs to consumers who request them.” Read More.