[REBOL] Re: Network Guru...
From: pwoodward:cncdsl at: 17-Dec-2001 17:04
I agree, ZoneAlarm, on my home PC has been a boon. At work, I've got a
firewall to protect me, but my Home PC really didn't have much, and since I
run Win2K, I've never had too much faith that my system was secured.
In my original posting, I indicated that I was running ZA, and that's what
tipped me off to these constant probes against my system. And, then I
noticed that my ISP's news server was probing against my port 1080... So I
posted looking for something to help me analyze the probes a little bit
better than the rather simplistic messages ZA records.
After running a script to setup a "server" on port 1080, I've caught some
traffic, but it's just pings really. All the attempted intrusion seems to
be doing is "pinging" to see if the port is open (1080 is commonly used as a
Windows proxy port for HTTP) - nothing more. It's strange to see if coming
from the news server of my ISP though. I assume they've been compromised,
and mailed them about it twice.
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From: "M. A. Tiefert" <[mtiefert--mindspring--com]>