XP Phone Home!

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Checkout, Mar 15, 2002.

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  1. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    This has probably been raised before, but for new XP users, here's a little trauma:

     
  2. UNICRON

    UNICRON Technical Expert

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    MS OSs are well documented phoning home. You firewall should be able to block the obvious ones.

    The ones that don't play by the rules require an external firewall/filter. IPchains is a rulesbased firewall that you can configure on an old box running linux to catch EVERYTHING.
     
  3. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    Ive heard of that... can that stuff be ran on an old 100 mgtz pentium with like 8 megs of RAM? I have one in the garage...
     
  4. UNICRON

    UNICRON Technical Expert

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    you bet!

    a good distribution for old slow computers is slackware found at www.slackware.org


    it is time for us all to learnhow to use other OSs instead of always MS.
     
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