New Windows attack can kill firewall

Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 1:34 PM EST

Malicious ackers have published code that could let an attacker disable the Windows Firewall on certain Windows XP machines.

The code, which was posted on the Internet early Sunday morning, could be used to disable the Windows Firewall on a fully patched Windows XP PC that was running Windows' Internet Connection Service (ICS). This service allows Windows users to essentially turn their PC into a router and share their Internet connection with other computers on the LAN. It is typically used by home and small-business users.

At NetworkWorld.

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