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Is Harold Taking the Piss?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I install my firewall and in the first 5 minutes there's like "127 intrusions have been blocked, 60 have been high-rated". There was a time when it was rare for me to get any. What is the cause of this darn besmirchment?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The 'cause is you being a nub, leaving ports open everywhere and downloading .exe's all the 14 year old girls on your MSN list send you in their shitty chain emails ;<
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nope. Can't be it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A lot of them are "false positives" in an attempt to justify the firewall's role further.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kiezo
    The 'cause is you being a nub, leaving ports open everywhere and downloading .exe's all the 14 year old girls on your MSN list send you in their shitty chain emails ;<
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Capacity
    Nope. Can't be it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No, really. You've probably got so many ports open it's a wonder your RAM isn't physically leaking through them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    random access mum

    ollol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by jake0
    random access mum

    ollol

    It didn't seem so random when she accessed my pants last night olllollo
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How do I know which ports are alright for me to close and then close them?

    We all had to learn somewhere..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Take a look at your firewalls logs and most of it will be junk traffic but your firewall will stop it any way. When I used to just use a software firewall as my main source of protection, I used to get hundreds and hundreds of "hack attempts" every day. Most is just background noise.

    https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

    Take a port scan and see if you need to close any open ports that shouldn't be open. Choose "all service ports".
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    None open or closed, all green for stealth. Thanks Felix.
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