Windows Firewall Susceptible to New Attack

Hackers have published code that could let an attacker disable the Microsoft Windows Firewall on certain Windows XP machines.

The code, which was posted on the Internet early Sunday morning, could be used to disable the Windows Firewall on a fully patched Windows XP PC that was running Windows’ Internet Connection Service (ICS). This service allows Windows users to essentially turn their PC into a router and share their Internet connection with other computers on the local area network (LAN). It is typically used by home and small-business users.Windows Firewall Susceptible to New Attack - Security Feed - Blog - CSO Magazine

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