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June 29, 2007

Whte House Orders One Security Setting To Rule Them All

The White House Office of Management and Budget has issued a memorandum that requires all agencies in the federal government to standardize their security against one configuration by February 1, 2008.  This should make it easier to defend all agencies against hacker attacks, or alternatively, it should make a hacker's work somewhat easier since he or she has to work against only one configuration.

The guidance is here for XP, and here for Vista.  The government apparently doesn't use Macs.

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