[Dshield] Windows 2000 users: "Patch now or else..."
ed.truitt at etee2k.net
Sun Aug 14 22:03:48 GMT 2005
I thought it (UPnP) was to allow you to control your coffee maker, refrigerator, and toaster over the Internet -- not to mention your friendly neighborhood soda machine ;-)
From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 17:52:10
To:General DShield Discussion List <list at lists.dshield.org>
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Windows 2000 users: "Patch now or else..."
On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 15:26:44 EDT, "Johannes B. Ullrich" said:
> UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) on the other hand is a service to
> discover network resources and adjust firewall rules on the fly.
I still want to know what dim bulb thought that UPnP was a good idea.
I mean, c'mon. A defined API so malware can send a "Pants Down!" command
to the firewall? What were they *thinking*? :)
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