Microsoft's OneCare offers malware loophole

Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 4:27 PM EST

The firewall in Microsoft's forthcoming OneCare security suite fails to stop two potentially harmful data streams, security expert Roger Grimes has alleged. Grimes claims that the firewall will allow any Java application or Java script to contact the internet, and is also set up to trust any application that uses a digital certificate.

While Microsoft has its reasons for assuming that traffic from these sources can be trusted, the facility goes against best practice by allowing it through by default, argued Grimes, who referred to it as a "misconfiguration error".

By Tom Sanders at vnunet.com

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