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Re: [suse-security] WindowsXP contact it's home ?!
  • From: Zoran Cvetkovic <Zoran.Cvetkovic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:33:52 +0100
  • Message-id: <3C19D590.7640A42E@xxxxxxxxx>
Hello,

XP does have a lot of services that are calling home.
Mostly time and auto update services (os an mediaplayer)

Take a look at http://www.xp-antispy.de/ (there is a english version
too)
for more info and for a tool, that disables most services.

Michael Appeldorn wrote:
>
> Today I saw in some firewall logs a misconfigured interface
> with martian source lines.
>
> So far- so good. But this is a new XPnotebook that contacts
> with the standard IP of network-adapter 169.x.x.x a page
> at microsoft
>
> time.windows.com
>
> not nice. Anybody knows more. Should I block certain MS-Sites
> with my firewall?
>
> Michael

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