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Re: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled
From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb () research att com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:29:41 -0400


In message <9BF6F06C4BC90746ADD6806746492A332AED57 () msmmail01 msmgmt com>, "McBu
rnett, Jim" writes:


From: Scott McGrath [mailto:mcgrath () fas harvard edu]
No answer on that one, However Mac OS X also includes a built in firewall.

On the configuration angle, the Microsoft ICF (Internet Connection
Firewall) blocks everything by default.

I just worked on a friends computer last night.
The XP ICF firewall was on, and it did not stop
the bug..
I want to test that in a lab environment though...

The Wall Street Journal noted that Microsoft is testing a variety of 
other security products, including one from Tiny Software because 
(according to Microsoft itself) "it's more advanced".


                --Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb



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