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File And Printer Sharing Insecure In Xp Sp2


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:dance: :lol:

 

Now there's a good idea! Open up your printer for the whole neighborhood and let them know about it. They can print stuff on your printer and pick it up later for a fee :P

 

Anyway, about the file and printer sharing, I know it has always been a serious security issue but this is a bit worse, because even if you had your windows secured before, if you install SP2 (on top of SP1) your machine will be open wide, waiting for connections.

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if you install SP2 (on top of SP1) your machine will be open wide, waiting for connections.

 

In some cases maybe but I don't believe it would be a large number. For those folks who are on a router that uses natting, they are safe for instance.

 

A good spot to learn about this is at grc.com and you can start reading here:

h_tp://www.grc.com/su-explain.htm

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