[Dshield] Windows 2000 users: "Patch now or else..."

Ed Truitt 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 ;-)

-----Original Message-----
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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