Online Security Check

Discussion in 'Technical' started by melbo, Sep 25, 2005.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Run this and see how Open you may be to attacks
    http://security.symantec.com

    My sys show "Stealthed" on all ports. It does show that it allows a "Ping". I took care of this via the Router. My network router is a linksys wireless. You can get into it by typing 192.168.1.1 in a browser window. Enter your User and Pass, If you've never been into it before, leave the user blank and type "admin" into the pass box. This is default

    Go to Security/Firewall, (Yes, the router has a hardware firewall) and check the box that looks like what's listed below...


     
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Melbo helped me a while back to secure my wireless router. Now according to the check I am safe. Thanks Melbo. It is good info! We should all secure our wireless routers.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Reasonably safe that is. Nothing is Absolute on the 'net. And any 14 yr old kid with a fast machine can break into just about anything built
     
  4. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have cable modem..and that ck says I am safe...?

    I do run antivirus , a firewall..anti spam..and privacy service..and spybot..

    It is pretty accurate?
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    should be CRC
     
  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    What does it mean to "Ping"?
     
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    If all your ports are closed, it's not likely that a hacker will even be able see you. But, If they do, a "Ping" can verify your PC. I'm behind a router most of the time so the router can deal with the ping.

    A lot like the Cell Phone guy and the "Can you here me now?, Good" That's a Ping
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Now, if a firewall isn't set up to Block the pings, It's possible to send these packets to a System, forcing it to respond. It can over time, overwhelm a system and make it shutdown, go offline, etc... Ask Kopf. He used to do this to the Virus emailers he was receiving.
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    http://searchwinsystems.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid68_gci213455,00.html

    THis is why I have 'pinging' denied by my router
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah we know who is the pro at that........:lol:
     
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