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Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks by Naomi Alpern, Mike Borkin, Brian Barber, Rob Kraus

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Dangers with IIS Attacks

IIS and Web servers are immediately exposed to a dangerous environment, simply because of the roles the servers are expected to fulfill. IIS is intended to serve Web-based content to both internal and external users who rely on Web services to interact with your organization. In cases where IIS is serving Web content to Internet-based users, it is immediately exposed to significantly more threats than if it were simply providing content on internal networks. Access to IIS servers via the Internet allows anyone navigating the Internet to connect to the servers and perform various activities; this not only includes legitimate users but also malicious attackers.

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