Why is MS firewall trashed so much?

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Why is MS firewall trashed so much?

Postby insecurepc » Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:38 pm

Why is MS firewall trashed so much? Everywhere I look people are saying how you should use something else.
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Postby kostyanj » Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:41 pm

A lot of people in the hacker community are big fans of open source and linux. MS is despised because of their business practices and them wanting to corner every market. As for the firewall just look at what a quick search on google found: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=I ... t+firewall , is that enough to make you want to use something else?

At least this is my take on the matter.
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Postby insecurepc » Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:51 pm

Seems all the hits are on IE and IIS holes. Not the xp firewall, I just can't find any xp firewall detailed review or info.
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Postby kostyanj » Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:54 pm

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=I ... l+exploits


The main reason is that it doesn't restrict any outgoing traffic like a real firewall should.
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