In Windows XP Professional, Microsoft has, by default, turned down or completely deactivated several effective security features to improve ease of use. This opens several doorways into your system, even for attackers without specialist hacker tools.
Take user rights as an example: during installation, Windows automatically creates an unprotected Administrator account and adds the person doing the installation to the list of administrators. This means that any users logged on in this way are granted full Administrator privileges.
This also applies to any viruses that are activated during such a session. However, if you use a few tricks and the right tools, you can quickly transform a vulnerable system into a digital high-security zone.Read Full Story