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RE: Windows XP SP2 and Security Tools
From: Michael Gargiullo <mgargiullo () pvtpt com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 16:06:32 -0400

Win xp sp2 works fine.  I run the windows nessus port when I need to
cross a VPN.  Nmap runs fine, as does nbtenum.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve McLaughlin [mailto:Steve.McLaughlin () aggreko co uk] 
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 10:46 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Windows XP SP2 and Security Tools

Hi List,
 
We are currently in the stage of rolling out Windows XP SP2. I know that
this had some problems with winpcap a while back.
we use all the good open source security tools we can with windows, cos
its easier than putty to the linux box.
 
Des anyone know of any issues, or problems that SP2 may pose from what a
security pen-testing box is concerned..
Will it affect any Windows based security tools, or are there any other
issues it has from a security point of view?
Considering it is also my workstation, and hence we have to use windows
for it.
 
Thankyou in Advance,
Steve

Visit us at http://www.aggreko.com

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