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David Roberts

Firewalls to block the downloading of executables?

At first glance this looks like a "magic fairy dust" solution for where there is no easy fix.

Presumably the answer to all attacks - as long as the firewall can:

(1) Identify all potential executables including interpreted scripts.

(2) Not block anything covered by (1) that you really do want to download.

I would be interested to know if this is a realistic proposal.

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