“The next update, Windows XP Service Pack 2, is due in the first half of 2004. Microsoft also plans in Service Pack 2 to turn on the Internet Connection Firewall, a basic form of protection that’s built into Windows but is currently off by default.” More here.

Woohoo, here we go again. This sounds like a great idea to me, but how many firewall companies are going to sue? Microsoft can’t just go round improving their products willy-nilly…it’s unfair.