Thursday, February 08, 2007

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Vista firewall fails on outbound security

  • Thursday, February 08, 2007
  • ATUL DOGRA
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  • Microsoft Corp has tried it's best for Windows Vista as significant security improvements over Window XP and offers the windows firewall with new two way filtering features for providing better security .

    But the Windows firewall offers little outbound protection but it is not clear that how this system will configure to protect pc against spyware ,Trojans and other bots .Windows XP offers inbound protection , but didn't offer outbound protection which get dangerous while connecting pc to internet because some malware makes unwanted invisible outbound connections with hackers and let them control our pc. Microsoft reworked on Windows Vista firewall and added th ability for outbound filtering .

    But most outbound filtering in Vista firewall is turned off and there may be no practical way to use outbound filtering to stop all unwanted outbound connection .


    Normally to configure the Window Vista Firewall , we choose Control Panel ->Security -> Turn Windows Firewall on or off. You'll see the screen shown in the nearby figure.


    As you can see, there is no way to configure outbound filtering , you can only turn inbound filtering on or off, and through the various tabs, configure how inbound filtering works.

    1 Responses to “Vista firewall fails on outbound security”

    abhishek bhatnagar said...
    2:08 AM

    Gr8 Post...keep the gud wrk going...Lets have Link Exchange ?


    Let me knw if u are interested..


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