RE: XP-SP2 "Feature"

Matthew.van.Eerde_at_hbinc.com
Date: 09/02/04

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    Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 12:06:15 -0700
    To: <Jordan_Wiseman@Valleymed.org>, <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
    
    

    Jordan Wiseman wrote:
    > The real uncomfortable thing here is for home users. Imagine someone
    > with a small network at home, enabling file and print sharing for their
    > local subnet and having the same machine (which could <shudder> be a
    > gateway using ICS) to smile and enable the machine to show up in ping
    > sweeps.

    Don't get overly down on ping. It's not really much of a vulnerability to "show up in a ping sweep". Ignoring ping requests is basically security through obscurity.

    Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com 805.964.4554 x902
    Hispanic Business Inc./HireDiversity.com Software Engineer
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