Re: Debian secure by default?
- From: lostson <lostson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 21:39:27 -0500
On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 19:09 -0700, Lee Glidewell wrote:
On Friday 16 May 2008 07:02:59 pm Paul Johnson wrote:So basically a firewall is useless ?
On Friday 16 May 2008 07:01:38 pm lostson wrote:The money quote from that link:
My 2 cents a default firewall would be nice
You mean like Windows has? How about not. Here's why:
"So... what does a 'personal firewall' actually do? Well, effectively it
listens on all the ports on your system. This provides no real additional
security over turning off the services that you don't use."
The nature and purpose of a "firewall" seems to be greatly misunderstood.
Personally, I think security vendor hype is as much to blame as naivete.
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