(I might have misread what you wrote, but....)
While I agree with your assessment that Microsoft Windows is one big security risk, and that using it means that one should block all incoming ports just to be a bit safer... I do NOT agree that this should be done in general.
One of the things I've hatted the most, about today's ISP's, is that they do NOT allow you to become true node on the Internet. Being a true node on the Internet implies you can be both client and server. Which means that you need to allow incoming ports.
My 2cents :-)
On 5/12/06, LeanBackVids.com <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
My only point is that most Internet users should be disallowing
incoming traffic on all ports. As soon as you open port 80 (http) on
a machine, it creates a point of entry for a hacker.
The problem is compounded by opening ports on a personal machine,
which most likely contains sensative data.
On a side note... If you are a Windows user, I highly recommend these
two free applications to improve your security...
AdAware (removes spyware)
AVG (anti-virus... DONT PAY FOR NORTON)
And of course, use Firefox and consider switching to a Mac. :)
--- In email@example.com , "cooper3acd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Hey Matt,
> Thanks I will let you know.
> Also, I think you'd be surprised at the depth and security within
> the technology. We had 2+ years in the p2p photo sharing space
> before making the move to video and with over 100,000 downloads have
> never had a reported security issue.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "LeanBackVids.com"
> <leanbackvids@> wrote:
> > From my experience, running a web server on Windows is a huge
> > risk... Especially if it is the same machine you use for personal
> > computing. The average user has no idea about Internet security
> > anytime you open a network port open the risk of being hacked.
> > Windows is not like UNIX (Mac/Linux). A security flaw in an
> > app can easily allow root access to the whole operating system.
> > on the other hand has a very robust permissions system that
> provides a
> > much higher level of security. That being said, I would never
> > recommend a user run a web server off their personal machine.
> > Please let me know when you have a version that can be run on
> > server. Not to diss your product, but in my opinion the
> > risk is far greater than the benefit.
> > -Matt
> > --- In email@example.com, "cooper3acd" <robertecooper@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hey all, the company I work at has just released a new version
> > > our software for creating/broadcasting video web sites right
> > > your desktop. Just for PCs at the moment but we have a working
> > > prototype and will hopefully have something for external
> > > distribution soon.
> > >
> > > Anyhow, it's not exactly vlogging software but it makes it very,
> > > very easy for users to create and host a video web site right
> > > their own computer. It takes care of the optimization,
> > > etc and turns your PC into a server of your video, photo and
> > > audio/podcast content.
> > >
> > > We are currently distributing for free. We're going to be adding
> > > some hosted support in the future so it won't require an always-
> > > connection. BTW, up-pipe limitations and firewall issues are
> > > quite nicely with some smart caching/proxying on the network end.
> > >
> > > If you're interested, check it out at www.pixpo.com.
> > >
> > > I'd love to hear any feedback. Like I mentioned, it's not
> > > vlogging software at this point, but it may morph more in that
> > > direction as the product matures (more room for text, comments +
> > > better organization).
> > >
> > > In the meantime, have a look at my personal page (being served
> > > my laptop here at work):
> > > http://liveweb.pixpo.com/robc-work/index.htm
> > >
> > > Definitely check out the Loading Ready Run "channel." It's done
> > > some local college guys who have been doing a video a week for a
> > > year now:
> > > http://liveweb.pixpo.com/loadingreadyrun/index.html
> > >
> > > Hopefully this isn't overly "commercial" (hey we're giving it
> > > at the moment). I've been on the list for almost a year now and
> > > thinking this meets a standard of relevance that it's ok that I
> > > about it (once!).
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Rob
> > >
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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