Security

Last Updated on 22 May 2008, Total: 35 Knowledge Base Tips

  1. Remove Saved Passwords

    Windows XP offers the ability to save passwords for web sites and network resources. This can be very convenient as opposed to remembering and entering the username and password each time you need access, but it poses a security risk because anyone who has physical access to your computer would also be able to log into those sites using your... Read More

  2. Rename The Administrator Account

    Some experts say that renaming the Administrator account is pointless. Any worthy hacker knows that the true Administrator account has a unique identifier and how to find it. But, that doesn't mean you need to make it easy for the hackers who aren't worthy... Read More

  3. Restrict which programs can be run

    How to restrict which programs are allowed to run on a computer... Read More

  4. Sample security policies and guidelines

  5. Simple Ways to Harden Clients

    Three simple ways to harden Windows XP clients... Read More

  6. Ssh Secure Shell Resources

  7. Steganography Resources

  8. Use 'Run As' To Protect The Registry

    Members of the Administrators group typically have full control to modify registry keys. Unwittingly executing a malware-infected or other questionable program with Administrator privileges can result in registry additions or edits which may adversely affect the system. To safeguard the registry without logging out you can use this trick... Read More

  9. Using Users to Test Patches

    You can use your own users to test patches for client OSes and applications, if you do it the right way... Read More

  10. Using the Windows Firewall without a router in Windows XP SP2

    The Windows Firewall does a great job for it's purpose for protecting inbound traffic to protect you from unsolited traffic from the Internet. By now, everyone has probably installed Service Pack 2 (SP2) or is slowing getting it installed on their machines. The important thing to note with the Windows Firewall is that is set for all network connections by... Read More

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