More on the RDP Exploit

Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley reports Microsoft Suggests Workarounds to Block SP2 Flaw. “Microsoft released a security advisory and some suggested workarounds for a new potential denial-of-service flaw in Windows XP SP2.”

It’s a good idea to double-check systems that ought to have RDP disabled. As part of chasing down a different problem, I was reviewing the Services tab of a WinXP workstations’s Adminstration interface, and noted all the Terminal Services items running. Disable Remote access on an individual box by right-clicking “My Computer” and selecting “Properties.” On the “Remote” tab, ensure the “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer” is off.

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