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February 7, 2010, 5:21 pm
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Solicited TCP Packets: Failed
Unsolicited Packets: Passed
Ping Reply: Failed
Installing a decent firewall should take care of this security risk. I
noticed long ago that Xandros doesn't have a firewall either.
Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 users should not have these problems
right out of the box. As people complained and Microsoft listened. I
guess somebody forgot to tell the Linux crowd to fix theirs as well.
Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix
Re: Careful! GRC ShieldsUp shows Ubuntu is unsafe out of the box!
Your website said it disables the back button apparently to prove some
security point. So I tested it (using the same laptop):
Under Windows (Vista), using browsers Firefox and IE the back button
Under Ubuntu, using browsers Galeon, Firefox, Epiphany, NetSurf, and
Seamonkey the back button *was not* disabled.
I'm not sure what that proved other than Windows is susceptible to
back button manipulation... 8-O
Maybe not... ;)