Re: The top eight...

From: SleeperMan (SleeperMan_at_too.sleepy)
Date: 02/23/04


Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 16:55:31 +0100

Dazz typed:

> On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 16:56:45 -0000, "Alan Walker"
> <alan@lordkhaos.dyndns.org> wrote:
>
> <snipped>
>
>> If you're not running any server (including P2P) then XP firewall
>> should be enough on it's own if you only open ports you really need.
>
> XP's "firewall" only offers inbound protection. Outbound traffic is
> virtually free to do whatever it wants to do - whether it is malicious
> or not.
>
> Why on earth would anyone put any faith into something that only does
> half the job?

i guess for that same reason some would have a faith in MS products...which
also half works, half doing BSOD's...