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-- by Joseph C. Panettieri
The hacker community's infatuation with Windows NT certainly keeps Microsoft busy. The software giant has recently written four software patches that protect NT Server from newly discovered security holes.
The first patch turns off the LAN Manager authentication protocol, which can potentially be compromised. The second protects NT from an ICMP-Ping denial of service issue. The third safeguards NT from a cache pollution problem. And the final patch counters a hacker utility called GetAdmin, which permits NT users to gain administrator privileges. For the latest news about NT security, visit http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/info/ntswhatshot.htm.