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firewall caught port scans

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by biz_gravy, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. biz_gravy

    biz_gravy Thread Starter

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    what are these port scans that my firewall catches. What am i supposed to learn from these or what is it supposed to tell me.
     
  2. Miz

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    Mainly, it's telling you the firewall is doing its job.

    There are probably thousands, or more, people out there running port scans constantly...mostly wannabe hackers/crackers looking for vulnerable systems to access for whatever reason.

    As long as your firewall is telling you it blocked them, you're in good shape.
     
  3. hewee

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    If you get a router it also acts as a hardware firewall.
    I just got me one and your get alot less hit in your software firewall.
    Went from 100's and 100's a day to maybe 12 or less.
     
  4. BillC

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    Right on hewee...trouble is it took my a year from the time I first got a firewall to figure that out. Routers with firewalls. (y)
     
  5. hewee

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    Yep Bill :)

    I was getting pinged to dead. Like 4 a min or more and it was just crazy. Now I have only one hit so far today and that was a echo ping from here.

    I know all the hits are there still like before the router but stop at the router so you don't see them or know how many there are. I like it when ZA is is not blinking away. I know ZA was stopping them but still it is better now and that makes me relax. :)
     
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