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why do they say xp firewall is weak?

Discussion in 'Windows' started by ocena, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. ocena

    ocena New Member

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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 Administrator Staff Member

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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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    How? Does a simple program can do that?
     
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    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    By finding the loop holes in the firewall applications.
     
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    what are those loop holes?
     
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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
     

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