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Microsoft® IIS 6 Delta Guide by Don Jones, Martin C. Brown

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3Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

Unlocking the IIS 6 Server

Passport.NET Authentication

Setting the identity of Worker Processes

What's New

IIS has a rather unfortunate reputation of being relatively insecure. This is largely due to a number of relatively high-profile attacks on the IIS platform. In recent years, the most famous of these was the NIMDA worm and the Code Red worm before it, which spread through a vulnerability in the IIS code.

The worm spread very quickly for two reasons. First, IIS was installed and enabled by default on Windows 2000, and was a frequently installed component of Windows NT 4.0 through the Option Pack even if IIS wasn't required. This meant that in many cases, computers that weren't even acting ...

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