[funsec] Microsoft to rush out emergency Windows patch today

Larry Seltzer larry at larryseltzer.com
Thu Oct 23 20:29:10 CDT 2008

>> Default?
>>And what might those rulesets be, pray tell?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;ln;xpsp2swhw and a
hundred other URLs at Microsoft.com: "By default, Windows Firewall is
enabled and blocks unsolicited connections to your computer."

That's the default configuration after you install SP2 (or SP3 or Vista)
or when you buy a computer from an OEM with them pre-installed.

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larry.seltzer at ziffdavisenterprise.com

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