Attacking personal firewalls

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by meneer, Jan 28, 2004.

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  1. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    A series of penetration tests for personal firewalls is announced by the German Secure site
    On this page the results of testing ZoneAlarm Pro.
    The results shows that ZA is good for personal use, although it can be attacked easier than Outpost in earlier test on that site (OP Pro 2.0 results).
    Time permitting I'll try to get some texts translated later on.
     
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    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    How concerned should the average ZA user be about the results of these tests?

    As these tests involved Denial of Service attacks and flooding, which are focussed and deliberate, it should not be much of a concern. Most home/average users are never going to see or be targeted by such attacks.

    From the author's conclusion:
    For users who need protection from these types of attacks, a hardware solution would be in order. While your connection may suffer for the duration of the attack, at least the systems behind it would not be bogged down.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
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