Safe Computing - Disable NBT-NS

Netbios Name Service can also be used to trick an active directory domained computer into giving up hash passwords.

Below are the directions used to disable NBT-NS to also secure a computer from this vulnerability. (This needs to be done for every user on the computer) 

  1. Click the Start Button 
  2. Click Settings 
  3. Click Network and Internet 
  4. Click Ethernet 
  5. Right-Click on Ethernet 
  6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  7. Click Properties 
  8. Click Advanced 
  9. Select the WINS tab Select 
  10. Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP 
  11. Click OK 
  12. Click OK 
  13. Click Close 
  14. Reboot Computer