Re: Shame on Microsoft

From: Karl Levinson [x y], mvp (
Date: 08/21/03

Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:52:52 -0400

It is not entirely clear in the article, but the mention of the IP filtering
on the Blaster worm is meant to be TEMPORARY to allow you to download the
patch. It is not meant to be the first line of defence against the worm.

I saw the draft of the Blaster advisory and know that it too mentioned
installing a firewall. You want to install a firewall really, because IP
filtering using the IPSec or TCP/IP Filtering features in Windows is NOT a
firewall replacement.

> "BitsNotBytes" <> wrote in message
> > I wished MS would have said something about this alternative in their
> > security bulletin a month ago. I drilled down and found the port
> > enable/disable setting which is your first line of protection if you
> > don't use a firewall or couldn't install the patch.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > BitsNotBytes
> >
> > "Ed Crowley" <> wrote in message
> news:<#9fJ3KZZDHA.2404@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>...
> > > "BitsNotBytes" <> wrote in message
> > >
> > > > You have to install a firewall to protect a listening port?
> > >
> > > Rubbish. Have you even looked at the advanced options for TCP/IP
> > > Windows?

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