Windows XP out of the box is not as secure as it could be. See how to make WinXP computers more secure by tweaking a few registry settings.
Windows XP walks the line between security and functionality, so there are plenty of vulnerabilities you need to address to help secure your XP machines. Windows expert Deb Shinder looks at some common risks and shares registry edits that will protect against them. Measures include:
Disabling hidden administrative shares
Controlling the applications that users can run
Preventing Windows from storing an LM Hash of your password
Disabling saved passwords for dialup networking
Preventing null sessions