Lock down remote access to the Windows registry

Monday, 26 July 2004, 12:19 PM EST

The registry is the heart of the Windows operating system. But by default, the registry on all Windows-based computers is open and available across the network. A well-informed hacker can use this vulnerability to compromise your organization's systems or modify file relationships and permissions to inject malicious code. To protect your network, you need to deny remote access to the registry.

You can accomplish this via a network access list change and a simple registry fix. Depending on the complexity of your network, you might consider denying remote registry access on the machines themselves.

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