September 2nd, 2005, 06:33 PM
Windows Firewall flaw may hide open ports
The flaw manifests itself in the way the security application handles some entries in the Windows Registry, Microsoft said in a security advisory published Wednesday..
http://news.com.com/Windows%20Firewa...5850&subj=newsPublished: September 1, 2005, 4:45 PM PDT
Miscreants who have penetrated a computer could create and hide a firewall exception by inserting a malformed Windows Firewall exception entry in the Windows Registry.
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
September 2nd, 2005, 09:09 PM
Doh! And I thought that MS Firewall was just inadequate. Now, It's actually a threat! Sure am glad that I use another firewall...behind a firmware firewall (never can be too careful these days!)
Windows 9x: n.
A collection of 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit microprocessor. Written by a 2 bit company that can\'t stand 1 bit of competition.