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    Firewall port 8530 open

    Iíve discovered that the schools firewall has port 8530 open . As many will know this port is for client access to the WSUS server. I donít know why or for how long 8530 has been open but it is and I can access WSUS from home using http://<serverIP>:8530/SimpleAuthWebService/SimpleAuth.asmx

    This could be useful as it allows staff laptops to get updates without being brought into school but itís also a security issue so should I contact Synetrix and get said port closed?

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    If you are happy to use it as a service then I would not worry about it.

    I would just make sure that the machine hosting WSUS is suitably hardened and not available on other ports.

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