Removing Unnecessary Servers

Servers are common sources of security problems. Because they're exposed to the network, and often to the Internet at large, bugs in servers may be exploited by a wide range of people. This fact makes servers unusually sensitive from a security point of view. It's best that no computer run any server that it doesn't absolutely have to run. In order to head off problems, of course, you must have some way to identify unnecessary servers—a task that's sometimes easier said than done. Once you've identified servers, you can reduce their risk in one of three ways: You can hide servers from unauthorized sites, you can shut servers down, or you can remove the server software from the computer.

0 0

Post a comment