Re: Would a firewall prevent Sasser worm?

From: Thor Kottelin (thor_at_anta.net)
Date: 05/04/04


Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 22:32:46 +0300


"Lars M. Hansen" wrote:
>
> On Tue, 4 May 2004 18:07:15 +0000 (UTC), phn@icke-reklam.ipsec.nu
> spoketh
>
> >In comp.security.misc Bill Unruh <unruh@string.physics.ubc.ca> wrote:

> >> Why is port 445 open on his system in the first place?
> >
> >Becouse microsoft has it enabled and vulnerable by default.
>
> "Vulnerable by default"? What the F*** does that mean?

A default environment is one which is in effect if no substitute is
explicitly selected. Vulnerability means the presence of a weakness which is
exposed to attack. I'm leaving it to you to combine these definitions.

F***s set.

Thor

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