ZoneLabs Won't Fix Hole In Free Firewall

By on July 2, 2003, 7:12 PM
ZoneLabs said it will not fix a vulnerability found in the freeware version of its ZoneAlarm firewall. The company said the vulnerability was a problem found in Windows, not its firewall, and that it would require the hacker equivalent of "brain surgery" to exploit.

Instead, ZoneLabs executives said that the vulnerability could be protected against by using one of its paid products: ZoneAlarm Plus, ZoneAlarm Pro, or its Integrity enterprise system.

More details can be found at [URL=http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1167027,00.asp]ExtremeTech[/URL].




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olefarte said:
Looks like Zone Labs has decided to [url=http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1179181,00.a
p]fix this problem.[/url] Found this at Extreme Tech.[quote]A spokeswoman for firewall manufacturer Zone Labs said the company has reconsidered a previous decision and will upgrade its free ZoneAlarm firewall software to address a vulnerability found this week. A patch to the free version of ZoneAlarm will be issued within two weeks, the company said.[/quote]
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