Increasing Windows 2000 and XP security

Monday, 21 July 2003, 10:16 AM EST

Windows 2000 and Windows XP are a very strong server solution. Backwards compatibility, Microsoft's default assumptions, and improper configurations have created many security issues. There are a lot of unneeded services installed in Windows 2K and XP that take up extra resources and create security holes for hackers to attack your computer.

This article will identify common security threats and services to disable. This article is written mainly on information for Windows 2000 but many of the same threats are in Windows XP as well.

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