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7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 30, 2013, 22:26 mag
 
I have UPnP enabled, but it says mine isn't vulnerable. Meh!  
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6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 30, 2013, 17:31 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 16:14:
Axis wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:14:
What's troubling is there's a news article in 2013 about a glaring hole anyone in the business knew about and disabled everywhere for the last 10 years give or take a few.

Isn't that like saying "Win ME sucks for security" and calling it news in 2013?...

Except that no one uses Win ME anymore, but UPnP devices are ubiquitous.

Rapid 7 has a tool you can download and scan your network for vulnerabilities.

I know what you mean JD, but the same kind of people who would 'still use' Win Me or Explorer 6 or whatever are the ones who would not disable UPNP in their OS or router - the largest majority of PC users falls in this category, even if they have updated systems.

Most have no idea what UPNP is, how to disable it or otherwise, even if they did read Ars. Techs knew this for ages (well the good ones did anyway)
 
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Yours truly,

Axis
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5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 30, 2013, 16:14 jdreyer
 
Axis wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:14:
What's troubling is there's a news article in 2013 about a glaring hole anyone in the business knew about and disabled everywhere for the last 10 years give or take a few.

Isn't that like saying "Win ME sucks for security" and calling it news in 2013?...

Except that no one uses Win ME anymore, but UPnP devices are ubiquitous.

Rapid 7 has a tool you can download and scan your network for vulnerabilities.
 
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4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 30, 2013, 14:26 Crustacean Soup
 
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3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 30, 2013, 14:14 Axis
 
What's troubling is there's a news article in 2013 about a glaring hole anyone in the business knew about and disabled everywhere for the last 10 years give or take a few.

Isn't that like saying "Win ME sucks for security" and calling it news in 2013?...
 
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Yours truly,

Axis
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2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 30, 2013, 11:39 Krizzen
 
First thing I do in a new Windows install? Disable UPNP. Same thing with a router. UPNP basically allows programs to punch through routers easily, and at will. Nasty malware loves it.

I've never had a single networking issue caused by UPNP being disabled.
 
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1. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 30, 2013, 10:28 HorrorScope
 
To prevent hacking.... Disable P&P now.

I've had it on for a decade and now I need to worry about it? Little late AND that is hasn't been a problem for me. Sounds like the evening news.
 
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