[Dshield] Different Nachi/msblast probe pattern?

Bruyere, Michel mbruyere at ezemcanada.com
Thu Sep 11 19:18:03 GMT 2003

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> It's a damned shame that M$ didn't make Windows respond only to
> local-network traffic by default, and force you to manually enable 135
> et. al. responses to nonlocal traffic via the registry or a checkbox or
> some such.
> This strikes me as the least-impact method to deal with the problem.

I second that tought. The problem, in my personnl opinion, is that software
creator are trying to do "easy to use" software and by doing so they prefer
to set it by default with all Wide open functions/services. It would be more
complicated for less knowledgable users to use a computer if they had to
open manually each "services", true! To this i would respond that when you
got your car, you took a driving class to show you how to drive safely and
respecting laws, Why not do things like that for computer. By this i don't
mean that you would need any type of gov. Licences to use a comp, but at
least follow a "training" to show the basics of computers. This should help
a lot, in fact it would help in two ways:
1- users will have more knowledge in computing
2- the computers will be safer "out-of-the-box" and hopefully avoiding some
nasty beasts (like msblast)

My 0.02$

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