I have set the firewall mode to "Warn if any process connects to the internet unless explicitly allowed".
This seems to be working each time I open a new appliction (that needs network access) I get a popup asking if I should allow it.
So far so good...
However, I noticed in the popup that there is a line stating "Allowing in 60 seconds" and this counts down to 0 and then allows access. After the 60 seconds the dialog box is recreated on the screen and the countdown start again (it does this a couple of times), though after the first 60 seconds the app is granted access.
This does not seem like a secure feature. If a unwated app tries to send information and I am away from the screen, it will be allowed in 60 seconds?
Can anyone confirm that this is the way this works? Is there anyway to change the behavior to not allow the connection by default?
Unless I am not thinking this through clearly, this seems to be completely insecure and goes against the whole point of having WSA asking me to allow connections.
Best answer by JimMView original