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From: se_cur_ity at hotmail.com (morning_wood)
Subject: WinME firewalling

Actualy winMe is quite safe out of the box ( its win9x ) and
does not have the remote compromises that affect winXP / win2k

Donnie Werner
E2 Labs
 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "j" <frobozz@...tz.us>
To: <full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 6:33 AM
Subject: [Full-Disclosure] WinME firewalling


> I'm interested in opinions from list participants - all my work is with
> linux, like a firewalling linux bridge on a win/lin mixed network.
> 
> Given:  A technologically-impaired grandmother with winME.  Any change
> of OS would be psychologically damaging... (WinXP 'kindergarten crayon'
> default theme would probably induce seizures... ;^)  Grandma now gets a
> DSL connection, and as per the ISP has this shiny new DSL modem plugged
> into said WinME machine, both now powered up ~24 hours per day, an open
> orifice with a target painted on it.
> 
> What software firewall solution is truly suitable for Grandma?  As
> invisible to the user as possible, of course, since this Grandma doesn't
> understand most of the 'little window thingies' that spontaneously
> appear already.  (you know at least one - the manic 'ok' clicker...) 
> Additional hardware of any kind is not permitted, this has to be a
> software solution under WinME.
> 
> Clearly there are 'social' factors in training such a user - I'm looking
> for opinions regarding the software end of things, not 'whack her in the
> head every time she clicks OK without reading' suggestions.  :^)
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> j
> 
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