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Re: Security checker

by JPaul (Hermit)
on Nov 07, 2002 at 16:03 UTC ( #211096=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Security checker


Remember that when you portscan yourself you are seeing yourself from inside your network, where local ports may be opened intentionally.
If you're wanting a proper portscan of yourself it would be smarter to have a friend portscan you while you're both online to get the full picture of your external exposure.

-- Alexander Widdlemouse undid his bellybutton and his bum dropped off --

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Re: Re: Security checker
by Silicon Cactus (Scribe) on Nov 07, 2002 at 21:26 UTC
    Just make sure you check the TOS for your ISP and the friend that helps you with this. Portscans can and often are considered "evil".

    Just an FYI.
      The PC I'm on is not part of a network, so any ports that are left open (which might cause security issues) I am not aware of. Also, being on a Win98 platform, I know there are alot of security bugs that need patching (I would rather be on Linux, but my E-Card is to outdated... and drivers didn't help much). I'll also talk to a few friends and check. I don't know to many computer type people who would trust a port scan on their own system, let alone know what a port is. Also, thanks for the extra tips.

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