Re: The Coalition against Personal Firewalls



gray.wizard@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Microsoft's firewall will only block incoming traffic. Third-party
products are capable of blocking both incoming and outgoing traffic.

Every tested "Personal Firewall" failed to do so reliably.

This point alone shows that Microsoft's product is far inferior to
third-party solutions as it's only doing half the job.

This is wrong then.

Not to mention that Microsoft's firewall will happily open any ports
and allow in all traffic on any port that any program on your PC wants
provided the program uses the UPnP protocol.

Please prove that. It's wrong AFAICS.

Yours,
VB.
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