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FBI names top 20 security issues on Windows and *nix

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:00 pm    Post subject: FBI names top 20 security issues on Windows and *nix Reply with quote

The FBI has teamed up with the SANS Institute to draw up a list of the worst 20 security vulnerabilities bedevilling Windows and *Nix systems.

The list, now on its third year, serves as a general resource most specifically aimed at less experienced admins. It highlights the top 10 Windows and top 10 Unix issues in their relative order of importance.

Top Vulnerabilities to Windows Systems



Internet Information Services (IIS)

Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) - Remote Data Services

Microsoft SQL Server

NETBIOS - unprotected Windows Networking Shares

Anonymous Logon - Null Sessions

LAN Manager Authentication - weak LM hashing

General Windows Authentication - accounts with no passwords or weak passwords

Internet Explorer

Remote Registry Access

Windows Scripting Host



Top Vulnerabilities to Unix Systems



Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)

Apache Web Server

Secure Shell (SSH)

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

R-Services - trust relationships

Line Printer Daemon (LPD)

Sendmail

BIND/DNS

General Unix Authentication - accounts with no passwords or weak passwords

As with previous years the list is fairly generic but then again most security problems originate from well- established problems. Keeping on top of the listed flaws can only help the cause of security on the Net. After all, crackers tend to exploit the path of least resistance.

So there you have it. The list goes into far more detail on the types of flaws that arise on particular systems, their diagnosis and suggested remedial actions. You can read it in full here.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the most commonly used services Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2002 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly all the commonly used programs are going to be the biggest security concerns because every one is using them, and hackers target what is used to most
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