Windows Firewall exploit overhyped

Thursday, 2 November 2006, 12:06 AM EST

The release of an exploit that means a hacker, who happens to be on the same local area network, can knock over Windows Firewall on machines running XP has created a lot of publicity, despite being not much of a threat.

By using the exploit, an attacker could disable Windows Firewall on a fully patched machine running Internet Connection Service (ICS).

At The Register.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Check out the Windows 10 security features

The release of Windows 10 brings a number of security upgrades that look good on paper, but as with all new products to market, it is advisable that organisations carefully plan any upgrades.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Jul 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //