starting this topic to see whose security hole is bigger.
i bet i win.
considered a boon to sharing, first data, and now hardware management.
its goal is to connect everything to everything even (especially) across the internet.
upnp site - http://upnp.org/
hundreds of major companies love it - http://upnp.org/membership/list/
upnp on windows
on xp, it is correctly listed in add/remove windows components, network devices, upnp user interface - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941206
in vista/7/8 microsoft has cleverly hidden the word "upnp" and replaced it with "network discovery"
this link shows that, and how to en/dis able it - http://windows.micro...twork-discovery
so... what's wrong with a little discovery?
this guy, http://www.upnp-hacks.org/contact.html
- wrote this -
plenty to read on his site.
(some of us use that on routers, yes?) has this coment on upnp
(near bottom) "As UPnP provides no authentication mechanisms, it is commonly regarded as one giant security hole."
on upnp (old article, utility still works!)
ok, your turn, is your hole bigger?