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Comment Re:Open ports (Score 4, Informative) 122

BTW that is absolutely false. While an already open (and active) point to point connection is relatively hard to compromise, an application that is listen()ing on a port can be compelled to accept data from any source, at will, and repeatedly.

This makes buffer overflow (or other remote exploits) attacks trivial to both test and execute successfully.

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