August 27, 2001

Dummies' guide to eliminating Microsoft holes

Author: JT Smith

AustralianIT: " Microsoft security program manager Scott Culp said the free downloadable security tool helped users disable functions and settings that could leave their servers open to an attack.

These included internet printing, advanced search functions and certain scripting technologies that enabled viruses and worms to spread.

The tool is designed for Microsoft's Internet Information Service (IIS) software, which fell victim to the recent Code Red worm attack.

Since then, some programmers have faulted Microsoft for designing ease-of-use features into its server software that critics say make them too vulnerable to intruders."

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