"Workstation" Product defaults to wide-open firewall

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Dec 9 19:07:00 UTC 2014


Bastien Nocera wrote:
> If you start sharing something on a network, then we consider it safe to
> share. If you connect to a public unencrypted Wi-Fi, you won't have the
> option to. If you connect to an encrypted Wi-Fi where sharing your holiday
> photos isn't acceptable then it won't, because you didn't ask it to in the
> first place.

This kind of sharing "features" is a security risk to begin with. Users 
starting them are part of the problem. A desktop is not a file server.

        Kevin Kofler



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