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siljaline
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Re: Security Flaws in Universal Plug-n-Play: Unplug, Don't Play

said by jaykaykay:

»www.grc.com/unpnp/unpnp.htm. Been using this for years.

Kicking the tires now


TamaraB
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said by siljaline:

Kicking the tires now

You are kicking the tires from inside the car though. How do you know for sure you are protected from the outside? Only kicking the tires from the outside can tell you for sure. I have yet to see a test to do that.


siljaline
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You're asking the wrong person if this GRC News tool has any transparency. These are tools of old that were as is no *Warranties, expressed, or implied.
Ask of those that have vetted this why they continue to use it and on what summations of information did they use in deciding to use it and continue recommending it's use.



Cartel
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reply to siljaline

said by jaykaykay:

»www.grc.com/unpnp/unpnp.htm. Been using this for years.

all this does is disable the upnp service, which I have been doing for over a decade.


siljaline
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Had mine on manual since I got this O/S.

MrFixit1

join:1999-11-26
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reply to TamaraB

You can use »netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/ to at least test for UPNP access from the wan side .
Will be near the top of the results listing ,may have to hit + to get full details .



TamaraB
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said by MrFixit1:

You can use »netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/ to at least test for UPNP access from the wan side .
Will be near the top of the results listing ,may have to hit + to get full details .

Thanks. That's the first reasonable tool I've seen to test for this UPnP flaw. Now, I have to temporarily enable Java to use it Java, that other full of holes disaster area

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Cartel
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said by MrFixit1:

You can use »netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/ to at least test for UPNP access from the wan side .
Will be near the top of the results listing ,may have to hit + to get full details .

You won't need to worry about upnp if you install JAVA!!

Berkeley have their head up their ass?

MrFixit1

join:1999-11-26
Madison, WI

Do not disagree with you Sindows ,the nice thing about Firefox is how easy it is to turn Java on and off . Since I normally run the test with only one instance of FF running , and then turn Java back off , not too worried about it.



Mangix

join:2012-02-16
united state
reply to Cartel

Try doing the types of test that Netalyzr does without Java. I dare you. I double dare you.

At the end of the day, Java requires less investment of resources to get one thing to run in multiple places(browsers, OSes, etc...).

Plus, Java will only mess you up if you allow it to run on other sites. The choice is yours.



bluepoint

join:2001-03-24
reply to TamaraB

NVM