AOL's Firewall Woes

In June 2000, AOL discovered that one of its internal workstations was trojaned and had been allowing access to AOL's customer-account databases. A misconfigured firewall was only part of the problem. Nevertheless, that firewall let a malicious user access the internal workstation remotely. Among other security changes, AOL quickly tightened the firewall rules.

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