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Date: Fri Dec 11 2009 - 08:06:53 EST
On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 07:41:59 EST, Simon Perreault said:
> Mark Newton wrote, on 2009-12-11 03:09:
> > You kinda do if you're using a stateful firewall with a "deny
> > everything that shouldn't be accepted" policy. UPnP (or something
> > like it) would have to tell the firewall what should be accepted.
> That's putting the firewall at the mercy of viruses, worms, etc. The firewall
> shouldn't trust anything else to tell it what is good and bad traffic.
What you suggest? Manual configuration? We *know* that if a worm puts up
a popup that says "Enable port 33493 on your firewall for naked pics of.."
that port 33493 will get opened anyhow, so we may as well automate the
process and save everybody the effort.
Redesigning the security so that human intervention is required isn't worth
the effort, because the black hats are much better at convincing people to
do something than the white hats are at teaching them why they shouldn't do it.
Probably because we don't teach with naked pics of...