How to pass an audit (of your computer)

By Kathleen Atkins

You might be comforted to know that computers managing e-commerce transactions are typically certified. If a business accepts credit-card payments, its customers should know their information is secure on the e-commerce servers.

However, Lounge member WaterBoyz is not in the comfort zone yet: his Windows 7 computer was audited — with the report that its port 111 is open to the outside world.

How can this be? And how to fix it? WaterBoyz comes to the Security & Backups forum for assistance. Read here to see the advice he’s receiving. More»

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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Kathleen Atkins is associate editor of Windows Secrets.
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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.