[time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.

DaveH info at blackmountainforge.com
Sat Jul 12 20:40:34 EDT 2014

Hi Max

You do not want to have your XP box connected to the internet at all.

This is not something that can be dealt with by any anti-virus software you
are running.

There are parts of XP that can be exploited by an outside hacker. Software
can be installed and run on your system without your knowledge and your
system can be used for sending out spam and hosting illegal files or data
(people's credit card numbers, kiddie porn, etc...) This is done so the
vendor of these files is innocent if their own site is raided.  They direct
their customers to their network of zombie systems whenever a sale is made.

These dangers are real and happening now.

Same thing with Win98 and anything earlier - disconnect them from the
internet ___NOW___

Get Linux and WINE and you will be secure.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com 
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Max Robinson
> Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 16:30
> To: Time Nuts
> Subject: [time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.
> As some of you no doubt know microshaft has stopped 
> supporting windows XP. 
> As part of this they have ceased to correct windows XP 
> clocks.  This seams 
> rather small of them as it can't possibly be any 
> inconvenience to them to 
> continue to provide this service.
> I have a program on my old 98 box which runs my weather 
> station program.  On 
> boot-up it contacts some place and corrects the system clock. 
>  I put it on 
> that machine so long ago I don't remember where I got it or 
> who it contacts. 
> Does anyone know of a program I can download that will do the 
> same for my XP 
> box.  I have no intention of upgrading until this box becomes 
> absolutely 
> un-operational.
> Regards.
> Max.  K 4 O DS.
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