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Re: Worms versus Bots
- From: Chris Woodfield
- Date: Tue May 11 12:45:06 2004
Simple solution...build the on-NIC firewall to not use uPnP, or at least require
a password before changing rulesets. :)
Seriously, this is such a stupidly simple solution that I'm amazed no one's attempted
to make a product out of it yet.
On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 12:21:29PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> On Tue, 11 May 2004 11:38:33 EDT, Chris Woodfield said:
> > A better solution would be a NIC with a built-in SI firewall...manageable from a host
> > app, but physically separate from the OS running on the PC.
> Gaak. No. ;)
> What's the point of a firewall, if the first piece of malware that does manage
> to sneak in (via a file-sharing program, or a webpage that installs malware, or
> an "ooh! Shiny!" email attachment) just does the network Plug-N-Play call to
> tell the firewall "Shield DOWN!"?
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