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Re: Worms versus Bots
- From: Rick Ernst
- Date: Tue May 11 13:14:06 2004
While following the thread, I did a bit of Googling, then browsing 3Com's
On-NIC firewall w/remote management.
On Tue, 11 May 2004, Chris Woodfield wrote:
:>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!"?