I have a public SharePoint 2013 site with publishing feature as well as custom applications deployed. Recently we had a security audit on the server by and independent security analyst to identify potential vulnerabilities on the site. One of the suggestion from the auditor was related to the "NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation" key in the registry. He suggested to disable 8.3 filename with a registry key.
The security auditor has identified registry key "NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation" enabled in the server.
We have no idea what is this vulnerability and how it affects SharePoint based sites.
Has anyone tried this before to strengthen the internet-facing SharePoint?