Never BlackIce firewall again!

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by paperinik3, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. paperinik3

    paperinik3 Registered Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    Black Ice : leave it before it lets you down !
    For the last three years I had trusted the Black Ice firewall made by ISS (Internet Security Services) . Now I know that BlackIce has a flaw which allowed the Witty worm to attack it. BlackIce didn't issue any warning to his customers, but as I had read about the attack on the net, I went and tried to download the patch ISS had issued on the 26th March. I did this on the 2nd April and was answered: no patch because your licence has expired on the 31st March.
    It was observed to ISS that this was not the issue : the issue was that ISS had sold a flawed product; therefore any customer who had paid good money for it should have received the patch (In fact, about 12.000 computers were ruined as a consequence).
    Now I read on ZD Network News of the 5th April: ” Greg Adams, vice president of product management for ISS, told ZDNet UK that it is not corporate policy to block any ISS customers from installing a security patch: "If somebody called in and they were denied the patch that then that was our mistake. But that is not the general policy," he said.”
    Not true. Today I have just tried again to download the patch : it was still refused..
    As somebody said, the only solution is to find another product, hopefully sold by more responsible people. This is what I did – and hope most of ISS customers will eventually do.
  2. PikeDude

    PikeDude Registered Member

    Aug 3, 2003
    Hey paperinik3,

    If you go to the main page of Blackice PC Protection, in the Quick Links section you will see a link for the free update program. Once you click on that it will give you a new license code so that you can update your program for free, whether it has expired or not. The license is good till June 1, 2004 but if you really liked Blackice you do have to renew every year, if the license hyas indeed expired.

    link fixed - paul
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