Microsofts Service Pack 2, planned for release this summer, is Microsoft's attempt to make a more secure OS out of the box. New Security Center application provides easy to use controls to check the systems status. The XP firewall that is off by default is now set to on by default and has connection warnings. The firewall and antivirus options will be able to communicate with third party apps to check status. Outlook express also receives an update where certain attachments will be disabled. Learn more in this CNet video: