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Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3
Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:51 PM
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:55 PM
Edited by JohnWho, 08 June 2007 - 08:56 PM.
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:46 AM
Vista's firewall does not block outgoing traffic by default.
"The default behavior of the new Windows Firewall is to:
Block all incoming traffic unless it is solicited or it matches a configured rule.
Allow all outgoing traffic unless it matches a configured rule."
Here is another discussion (from PCWorld) including the difficulty in configuring the firewall:
This article makes yet another point:
"Competing firewalls often use built-in intelligence to allow certain programs to make outbound connections, and then issue alerts when other programs make connections. You're told the program name and executable, and given a recommendation as to whether the program should be allowed. You can then block or allow the program to make a connection on a one-time or permanent basis."
Additionally, the Vista Firewall does not seem to be very strong on reporting. Most firewalls will log intrusions by severity, and some provide packet logs as well.
Now if you cannot trust Windows to produce an error free and secure operating system, can you trust your computer's firewall security to the same team?
Edited by jerkjames, 13 August 2007 - 03:51 AM.
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