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Re: XP Hardening May 13 2008 06:34PM
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From: maash.rajani (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]
> Can anyone direct me to some resources explaining hardening procedures for
> windows XP.

The US Defense Department puts their hardening guide online. They have an automated tool called the Gold Disk that can scan your system and generate a report of vulnerabilities it finds. The Gold Disk can also apply most of the settings automatically.

A strong warning however - applying the Gold Disk settings wholesale is guaranteed to cause you problems.

It is far better to selectively choose the settings you want to apply - you don't need to apply everything. On a default system, it'll find over 100 different settings that it recommends changing.

Paul

This is a download link for the latest Gold Disk ISO image -

http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/SRR/gdv2_cd1_engine_03_25_2008.iso

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