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ocena 6Aug2006 14:34

why do they say xp firewall is weak?
 
why si windows xp built in firewall is weak compared to other firewalls like zone alarm, etc...

shabbir 6Aug2006 15:42

Re: why do they say xp firewall is weak?
 
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.

ocena 7Aug2006 06:23

Re: why do they say xp firewall is weak?
 
How? Does a simple program can do that?

shabbir 7Aug2006 10:27

Re: why do they say xp firewall is weak?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ocena
How? Does a simple program can do that?

By finding the loop holes in the firewall applications.

ocena 7Aug2006 11:55

Re: why do they say xp firewall is weak?
 
what are those loop holes?

shabbir 7Aug2006 12:23

Re: why do they say xp firewall is weak?
 
Quote:

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

evileye 8Jan2007 18:23

Re: why do they say xp firewall is weak?
 
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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