4.3. Using MBSA for Security Audits

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is one of the tools you can use to audit security on systems in your network. It checks for updates and for various security vulnerabilities.

One of the core principles of hardening any computer is keeping it up to date. If a computer isn't up to date with security updates, it can be vulnerable to any attack that exploits the vulnerabilities that the updates are trying to resolve.

Figure 4.6 shows the first screen you'll see when launching the MBSA. Although the title bar shows it as version 2.1, the introductory text states that it includes support for Windows ...

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