Zone Alarm (Free) Too Leaky?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by footos, Aug 22, 2002.

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  1. footos

    footos Registered Member

    Aug 21, 2002
    I have just tried the tooleaky tool, and my copy of zone alarm just failed.

    The site says that zone alarm has never leaked and is one of the firewalls that is recommended. Is it my settings that are to blame or is ZA that sucks ass.
  2. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Jul 1, 2001
    The Netherlands
    Hi fotoos,

    First: on purpose downloading and installing a possibly compromised executable is not recommended. In this case, you did choose to do so - regarding a fairly innocent test executable. Bottom line: you deliberately "compromised" your system. Be sure having all defenses up to avoid happening this - and keep away from suspect executables as far as possible. Scan at least every one with a good and updated AV and AT before executing.

    Installing and executing an executable on purpose like this one hardly counts as "leaking" - just proves FWs and O/S's can be fooled.

    What version from ZA are you running, btw?


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