Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Review: Yoggie Pico personal firewall

We plugged a Linux laptop into the LAN, downloaded an updated set of security auditing scripts from Nessus.org, and pummeled our Vista host for about three hours. During the melee, the Yoggie blinked a lot, but largely kept its cool, never getting much hotter than a typical mobile phone. The Vista host failed to crash, despite warnings from Nessus.org about the potency of its scripts, and we continued using it to surf the Web, blissfully unaware of the attack except when we checked the Yoggie's dashboard, or noticed the wildly blinking lights on our switch.

Maybe we should stop thinking of Windows as an OS and just consider it a big fat user interface.

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