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    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..
    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.
    http://news.com.com/Windows%20Firewa...5850&subj=newsPublished: September 1, 2005, 4:45 PM PDT
    By Joris Evers
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com
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    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!)
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