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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
- From: Steven M. Bellovin
- Date: Thu Aug 14 11:36:50 2003
In message <9BF6F06C4BC90746ADD6806746492A332AED57@msmmail01.msmgmt.com>, "McBu
rnett, Jim" writes:
>From: Scott McGrath [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>No answer on that one, However Mac OS X also includes a built in firewall.
>>On the configuration angle, the Microsoft ICF (Internet Connection
>>Firewall) blocks everything by default.
> I just worked on a friends computer last night.
>The XP ICF firewall was on, and it did not stop
>I want to test that in a lab environment though...
The Wall Street Journal noted that Microsoft is testing a variety of
other security products, including one from Tiny Software because
(according to Microsoft itself) "it's more advanced".
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb