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University of California at Santa Barbara banned student computers running WinNT/Win2k from the school network. Basically if you're in the dorm and using WinNT/Win2k, you cant access the network...anyways, according to their notice , few of the systems that ran these OS were responsible for hundreds of major problems including Code Red, Nimda and ddos attacks.

It seems to me that a little is being done on the netadmins end...most of the problems presented here can be taken care of by educating the user about security...if someone launched attacks from win2k/winnt platforms, how hard would it be for them to switch over to xp ? (they are suggesting the switch to xp , btw)...you know, just to prove a point... my2cents.


peace.

any of the UCSB netadmins on the forum...hehe, dont take it personal... :winkgrin: ...
 

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Pretty stupid, IMHO. XP will have as many holes - already has more than a few.

And how can they tell someone is using 2k/NT? What do they run portscanning attempting to identify the OS of user's computers and then come knocking on the door?
 
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