Windows XP SP3 Security

by Ricky Magalhaes
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

The reality is that not every organisation has upgraded to Windows Vista. With Windows XP (launched in 2001 and still being sold) Microsoft have released service pack 3, the latest and probably the last version.What’s it about? Microsoft’s goal is not to rock the boat with Service Pack 3 and this release is more like service pack 1 than service pack 2 with subtle feature changes. The focus being placed more on Operating System stability, performance and patch amalgamation. With an install base of over a billion Windows XP users, this update is going to impact on the security, stability and performance of many computers. The future of XP: Microsoft plans to drop XP mainstream support in 2009 and drop extended XP support in 2014, however Microsoft have “backported” some Windows Vista features into Windows XP SP3. Let us take a closer look at the changes.