XP System Hardening tools

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Joeythedude, May 23, 2009.

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  1. Joeythedude

    Joeythedude Registered Member

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    I'm wondering about "system hardening" tools.

    As these seem to be around the firewall/networking area I thought I'd ask about them here.

    In general are they still needed ?
    Are there still serious vunerabilities in XP networking ?

    What does Seconfig XP try and do ?
    Is there any risk to using Seconfig XP ?
     
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  2. Fajo

    Fajo Registered Member

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    It's Windows there will always be Vulnerabilities. :D
     
  3. stackz

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    Just google Seconfig XP ... the first listing will tell you what it does. Definitely not a substitute for a well configured firewall.
     
  4. arran

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    there's good hardening tools in my sig. Seconfig XP isn't always running as such, it is just a tool which modifies some of XP's settings by closing and disabling vulnerable ports . Windows worm cleaner does the same thing only different ports.
     
  5. Joeythedude

    Joeythedude Registered Member

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I like to know what security tweaks I'm making so trying to see if I need to use say Seconfig at all.

    As far I can see , these ports are normally used by Windows Services , and are used when connected to a LAN.
    http://www.ja.net/services/csirt/advice/policies/blocking-lan-service-ports.html
    Is this correct ?

    If I use Windows XP Firewall -
    can I configure it to block these ports ?

    If I use BlackVipers Windows Services "SAFE" Settings , does it block these ports ?
     
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