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SSL VPN Tunnels and Virus Transmission
Nov 18 2004 10:18PM
Beauford, Jason (jbeauford EightInOnePet com)
Re: SSL VPN Tunnels and Virus Transmission
Nov 19 2004 04:41AM
Nick FitzGerald (nick virus-l demon co uk)
Beauford, Jason wrote:
> I want to know if it is possible / plausible that a virus can travel
> from an unsecured and infected machine to an internal virus protected
> network via an encrypted SSL VPN tunnel?
To the "remote" machine the VPN connection is simply a nice hole in
your corporate firewall. It's not called a "tunnel" for nothing...
Whether a virus at the far end of a VPN connection can/will _infect_
anything "internal" depends on how up-to-date your internal AV is
relative to the virus, how the virus infects and precisely how your
antivirus works and is configured.
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