why do they say xp firewall is weak?

ocena's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2006
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why si windows xp built in firewall is weak compared to other firewalls like zone alarm, etc...
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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There are 2 reasons for saying such things.

1. Microsoft itself finds bugs and upgrades it when any such attack is observed.
2. You can easily make such an exception that could lead to a very severe attack.
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ocena's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2006
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How? Does a simple program can do that?
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by ocena
How? Does a simple program can do that?
By finding the loop holes in the firewall applications.
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ocena's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2006
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what are those loop holes?
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by ocena
what are those loop holes?
That depends from version to version but you can find some good articles on firewalls and ethical hacking here http://www.go4expert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55
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evileye's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2007
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They say so because a NOOBIsh ( >.< ) user like me can break into a XP box in minutes so they say it is awesome S.H.I.T