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.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

The big picture of protecting and securing Big Data

Today almost every company is dealing with big data in one way or another – including customer data, tracking data, and behavioral marketing information – connecting every aspect of our lives. While this is a cutting edge use of technology, data monitoring can become dangerous when placed in the wrong hands.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Aug 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //