Protect IE without SP2 — part two

By Brian Livingston

Microsoft’s recent release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP protects XP users against a variety of hacker attacks, particularly ones that affect Internet Explorer. SP2 prevents IE users from being subjected to pop-up windows and silent downloads of software from rogue Web sites, among other threats.

But what about people who run versions of Windows other than XP?

In the previous issue

Switching browsers can prevent some but not all problems

The serious security problems that lie buried deep within Internet Explorer are becoming more widely known. But most Windows users still do not understand the depth of the danger.

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