Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Windows Security Adviser: Zotob exploits Microsoft Windows flaw

SearchWindowsSecurity.com: Windows Security Adviser
August 16, 2005
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IN THIS ISSUE:

- Zotob exploits Microsoft Windows flaw
- Testing Group Policy security
- Comparing Windows 2003 editions
- Webcast: Intelligent patching strategies
- Accessing the Enterprise CA screen

HEADLINES:
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ZOTOB EXPLOITS MICROSOFT WINDOWS FLAW | SearchSecurity.com

Security experts are worried by how fast Zotob was developed to
exploit Microsoft Windows' Plug and Play flaw announced last week. A
more damaging worm could be launched with equal speed.

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The window for Windows exploits is narrowing
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Expert how-tos: Preparing for enterprise-wide patch deployment
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Step-by-Step Guide: Patch management must-do list
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TESTING GROUP POLICY SECURITY | SearchWindowsSecurity.com

So you've hardened Group Policy settings to protect Windows from
attacks -- but are you sure all of those settings are working?
Contributor Kevin Beaver offers several methods for testing Group
Policy.

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COMPARING WINDOWS 2003 EDITIONS | Ask the Experts

Whether you choose Windows 2003 Standard Edition or Windows 2003
Enterprise Edition depends on your hardware and software
requirements. Site expert Wes Noonan gives his recommendations in
this response.
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/ateQuestionNResponse/0,289625,sid45_cid958175_tax299588,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=525759

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WEBCAST: INTELLIGENT PATCHING STRATEGIES | Topics

Learn what intelligent patching is, what to look for in a system and
how it can provide the necessary audit trails you need to lower
downtime and create a self-documenting environment for your business.
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/webcasts/0,295024,sid45,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=525759

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ACCESSING THE ENTERPRISE CA SCREEN | Ask the Experts

I read Roberta Bragg's response that an Enterprise CA need not be on
a domain controller, but I can only get the Enterprise CA screen to
come up on the DC. Any suggestions?
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/ateQuestionNResponse/0,289625,sid45_gci1114042_tax301650,00.html?track=NL-122&ad=525759

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