Hopefully she wasn't laughing as a computer hacker published the devastating Microsoft C source code, WinNuke
which quickly spread across the internet forcing Microsoft to issue a security patch.
The strongest component in Norton's security box is its flagship AntiVirus feature (see review above), but its firewall will deliver you from several evils, albeit clumsily, and block three specific intrusion attempts: Bonk, RDS_Shell, and WinNuke
This functionality, usually found only on more expensive enterprise firewalls, protects the network from attacks such as SYN Flood, ICMP Flood, UDP Flood, Tear Drop Attack, Smurf Attack, Ping of Death, Fraggle, IP Spoofing, Port Scanning, IP Source Route Attack, Address Sweeping, LAND and WinNuke
1 adds protection against Land, Winnuke
, Teardrop low-level protocol service denial attacks; detects malicious HTML e-mail; introduces new reports and reporting flexibility.
Internet Attack Plug-in Tests for LAND, Tear Drop, Gin, Jolt, Oversize IP, Pimp, Rip Trace, and WinNuke
ID-Trak detects and responds to an extensive array of common Internet attacks such as Ping of Death, Syn Flood and Teardrop, as well as common operating system and application attacks, such as WinNuke
and Back Orifice.