Bonjour in ITunes 5

Did anyone noticed that iTunes 5 installs and starts the Bonjour service in Windows XP?

Bonjour – Enables hardware devices and software services to automatically configure themselves on the network and advertise their presence, so that users can discover and use those services without any unnecessary manual setup or administration.

Version 5 of iTunes also loads the InstallDriver Table Manager service and as the previous versions also did, the iPod Service service, which loads even if there isn’t an iPod present.

A safe configuration should be:

  • Bonjour Service: disabled
  • InstallDriver Table Manager: manual
  • iPod Service: manual (or even disabled if you don’t own an iPod).

Looks like Apple is not so keen in security as I tought (at least in Windows XP šŸ˜€ )

[tags]Apple, Bonjour, Security[/tags]

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