RE: Worms versus Bots

Microsoft has said Windows XP SP2 will have the firewall
turned on by default, and that they have "considered"
reissuing the installation CD's such that a new installation
will have the firewall enabled to deal with just this
problem. I do not know the current state of the
consideration, but to me it seems reasonable that
Microsoft should at least make the offer of a new CD
(to anyone who has a valid XP license key?) No, many
people will not request a new CD, but then many people
never apply patches either. I think this is a horse
and water problem.