New WINS Exploits Making Rounds

Almost a month after Microsoft released a fix for a security issue in the WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) name server, malicious exploits continue to haunt tardy network administrators. According to an alert from the SANS ISC (Internet Storm Center), there has been a startling increase in hacker probes directed at TCP port 42 and UDP 42, which handle WINS services. "If you have not patched your WINS servers in respective companies or campuses, beware. Patching these systems is now overdue," the center warned.

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News source: eWeek

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