Re: Windows Firewall Has A Backdoor
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 08:04:06 +0000
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Jay Calvert
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Did you know that programs on your computer can write their own rules
>>for your firewall. This makes it pretty convenient for spyware, doesn't it.
> The malware is already on your computer by the time it can tamper with
> your firewall settings. In other words, it's already too late.
Yes the trojan is on your machine, by fault of the user, not the
firewall running. If I download some spyware by mistake and install it,
this has nothing to do with the firewall, at least the Windows Firewall.
However, if I execute that malware on my machine and it circumvents the
rules I have put into place in my Windows Firewall, the firewall becomes
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