Re: [Full-disclosure] Re: It's not that simple...
From: Micheal Espinola Jr (michealespinola_at_gmail.com)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 10:51:22 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exactly. Because MS is such a stupid-admin prone OS, MS needs to work
harder at making tools like the recent SCW (Security Configuration
Wizard) available to all their OS's - not just the newer ones.
Even though checklists and security docs these days are numerous for
the basics - people aren't looking into them or following them because
of all the manual steps involved. Things like the SCW need to be
embedded in the OS to make it as idiot proof as possible to apply a
I think we'll all agree that lots of idiots maintain Microsoft OS's.
It isn't necessarily MS's fault - but it is a culture that they
cultivated, so they definitely hold some accountability.
On 8/18/05, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 10:28:04 EDT, Paul Melson said:
> > Very little pity for those who haven't hardened servers and workstation
> > images this late in the game.
> The problem is that there's literally a half billion workstation images out
> there, run by people who think "harden" is what pr0n does do them....
> Remember - *most* machines are run by Joe Sixpacks, not trained sysadmins.
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