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RE: FW: Worms versus Bots

  • From: Rob Nelson
  • Date: Tue May 04 18:27:51 2004


The goal of this document is help new XP users survive long enough to do
their updates.
Many of them cant/wont put up acls/nat/firewalls ... but if they follow
the steps listed they have a better chance of
successfully downloading and updating their new machine then they will
have with OUT these steps.
It is not meant as a complete XP hardening document. There are lots of
documents that discuss in detail how to harden
windows (xp,nt,2k...).
If the person doesn't continue to do acls/nat/firewalls, they'll just get infected after the next hole is discovered. And yes, there are plenty of holes that a firewall/nat box won't fix. Still, better than the user only doing Windows Update on the day of install and never having a firewall...

Rob Nelson
ronelson@vt.edu





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