Readings on security in Windows 9x/ME/NT

These are readings on security of Windows 9x/Me/Nt. You will probably use many of the suggestions in these readings to increase security in machines using older Windows versions, but many are still valid in Windows 2000 and XP.

  1. NT FAQ (local mirror).

  2. CIFS/SNMB vulnerabilities

  3. Bindings in Win 9x/ME/NT - a tutorial

  4. User Authentication with Windows NT

  5. Strong Password Functionality in Windows NT and Guidelines for Strong Passwords. Password lenght and time to break the password.

  6. Protecting from hacking the password and activating SYSKEY.

  7. Packet sniffing FAQ and OPtOut, protecting from sniffing.

  8. Buffer Overflow: a programming problem

  9. Microsoft Security Resources and Microsoft Security Configuration Manager.

  10. Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates and Post-Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a Security Rollup Package

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