F21 System Wide Change: Workstation: Disable firewall
luto at mit.edu
Tue Apr 15 16:51:31 UTC 2014
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> Am 15.04.2014 17:40, schrieb Andrew Lutomirski:
>> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:42 AM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> How about having an API where things like DLNA can simply
>> not run until you're connected to your home network?
> you can prove that this will always happen the right way?
> you can implement software *for sure* knowing the fact
> what my home network is? if you can do that you get rich!
Does the firewall really help? Why should you trust your home network
anyway? Your already-known-to-be-malicious television can mess with
ARP or DHCP, intercept an HTTP request, and CSRF the crap running on
Note that there are two separate issues there. Your home network is
*not* secure, and your firewall, even in fully locked-down mode, isn't
really protecting you.
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