Re: Windows vulnerability vs Linux vulnerability [Re: Would a firewall prevent Sasser worm?]

From: Bernd Felsche (bernie_at_innovative.iinet.net.au)
Date: 05/08/04


Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 12:01:27 +0800

Leythos <void@nowhere.com> writes:

>In article <2g1mveF3kr2sU1@uni-berlin.de>,
>Luke_Tulkas_88@hotmail.com says...
>>
>> "Leythos" <void@nowhere.com> wrote in message
>> news:MPG.1b0545b35bea29df98a4f1@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
>> > In article <4nKmc.2338$Yc.35503@news4.e.nsc.no>,
>> > toreld@netscape.net says...
>> > > So why isn't there a configuration page in Windows where the
>> > > average user can do this sort of thing by pointing and
>> > > clicking? Sure, there will have to be some options to allow
>> > > for different configurations, but the idea still seems worth
>> > > pursuing.

>> > There are many pages on the web, even from MS, that tell you
>> > how to secure your installation - you just have to look a
>> > little.

>> Ah! A little: ?? hours, maybe ?? days. Add that to the "total" in some
>> of your previous posts. ;-)

>Nope, I posted a link that I found in Google, it was the #2 link - was
>very clear and easy to follow - did you miss that link?

You forget that the user will be accessing the net insecurely in
order to get there.

And you neglect to consider that security isn't a priority with most
users.

So even if the user caresto check , the computer will already be
compromised.

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