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Re: rr style scanning of non-customers

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Jun 15 03:19:43 2003

On Sat, 14 Jun 2003, Randy Bush wrote:
> so where is the authoritative web site
>
>    <http://make-your-stinkin-windoze-system-safe.clue>
>
> to which we can point all our friends (and use to lock down
> our kids' machines/sites)?

How could you have missed Dewie the Internet Security Turtle?

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/infosecurity/index.html

Microsoft has a consumer oriented page with some operating specific
items (although open file shares isn't give as much attention as I would)

http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/steps_default.asp



Most major ISPs have an online security web site for their customers.
There are lots of technical how-to's available with a Google search.

However, in a country where VCR's still flash 12:00, users are not
going to read the manual or a web site or anything else.  Despite
liking to pick on Microsoft, as soon as you get the operating system
secure, users load all sorts of other applications.  And don't forget
other things connected to your home network, such using good passwords on
your router/firewall, networked home entertainment centor or snmp-enabled
refrigerator.






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