Lockergnome Report - Firewalls not blocking ANY IPv6 traffic

Thanks Chris for telling me that in his latest GnomeREPORT, he's tring to fiqure out Microsoft's "unique" logic for fixing something thats broken...

    Then, there are gems like this one [Firewalls not blocking ANY IPv6 traffic -Ed] Does the Windows firewall protect you from all incoming traffic? Not if it's IPv6! While it's not much of a threat today, I can easily see it turning into one tomorrow. Their solution: "To work around this behavior, obtain firewall software that can filter and block IPv6 traffic." How come nobody warned me about this?

    Why isn't the tech press all over this serious oversight?! And, most importantly, when (if ever) will a patch be issued to bring the software up-to-date? Seriously, you might wanna tell your friends about this "little" technicality. Ten to one says Microsoft will never share this bit of news with the world. Of course, until the first exploit is unleashed. By then, it'll be two seconds too late. Feel free to link back to today's issue (permalink is the date in this Report's title bar). Once more, your subscription to Lockergnome may have saved your system from a future meltdown.

View: GnomeREPORT (05.20.2003)

News source: Lockergnome

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