January 19, 2006

Windows XP WiFi Security Flaw

This security flaw has not been as prominent in the news as I would suspect, so I am spreading the word. The basic gist of this flaw is that if you have a wireless computer and Windows XP cannot find a WiFi network, it creates an ad hoc network that any nearby wireless computer can connect to and wreak havoc with. On top of that, the fix Microsoft has for this will only be included in service pack 3, which isn't due to be out until 2007. Thankfully, a temporary fix is included in the article.
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