Is NAT can provide some kind of protection?

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Wed Jan 12 11:25:30 CST 2011


On 1/12/2011 11:16 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
>
> 140 million compromised PC's, most of them behind a NAT, can't be wrong. :)

And yet blaster type worms are less common now, and I still get the 
occasional reinfection reported where a computer shop installs XP 
pre-patch with a public IP. A simple stateful firewall or NAT router 
would stop that and allow them to finish patching the OS. There is 
always a new attack vector.

Jack




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