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RE: Worms versus Bots

  • From: Jonathan M. Slivko
  • Date: Tue May 11 12:52:33 2004

Uh... they have. It's called a Snapgear card :)
-- Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Chris Woodfield
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:42 PM
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu
Cc: Petri Helenius; Michael.Dillon@radianz.com; nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: Worms versus Bots

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. 

-C

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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