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Old 07-05-01, 02:51 PM
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Im assuming most everyone has some sort of firewall running.. software or hardware..

how many alerts does your firewall report per day, on average? (blackice users dont need to reply, since blackice reports hundreds of fake alerts per day, but doesnt block out any of the real danger)

zonealarm normally catches about 5 alerts per day on my ip..
Old 07-05-01, 04:21 PM
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sometimes on my cable modem i can get 40 50 right in a row
zone alarm stop all the BS.

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I get about 2 or 3 with Norton.

I"m assuming this is all BS stuff anywa.

What causes it?
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I probably get 2-4 semi-serious attempts, mostly DoS zombie searches, but my hardware firewall keeps them out.
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Originally posted by Thunderball
I get about 2 or 3 with Norton.

I"m assuming this is all BS stuff anywa.

What causes it?
Anything from a ping to a smacky trying to "invade" your computer
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yep.. if your running a decent firewall (zone alarm).. then the alerts are generally real.. but just some wannabe hacker scanning ip ranges to see who has ports open
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So, if you're not running a firewall(I am) you're pretty much screwed?
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I get quite a few hits a day around 20-30. Sometimes it's fun to see where some of these "hits" come from. I know not all of them are from people scanning IP ranges, but it seems like a lot come from ad servers.
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Originally posted by PzKpfwVI
I get quite a few hits a day around 20-30. Sometimes it's fun to see where some of these "hits" come from. I know not all of them are from people scanning IP ranges, but it seems like a lot come from ad servers.
20-30??? damn, which firewall program are you using?
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Originally posted by Thunderball
So, if you're not running a firewall(I am) you're pretty much screwed?
not necessarily.. it all depends on what you do with your computer.. if you dont run web, telnet, smtp, ftp, etc.. servers, then its not too bad.. but you also have to be sure that you dont have any open ports.. and that you arent infected with any trojan type files (zombies)..

if you want info on it, check grc.com (if you havent read it before, the denial of service article is excellent!)
this is steve gibson's website, and he is pretty much the guru on this subject (even though I dont completely agree with his stance on win xp)



hehe, just noticed this addition steve made to his website, after the guys from blackice contacted him about the remarks he made

original remarks:Anyone want an "only used once"
copy of BlackICE Defender?
I certainly have no use for it.

follow up:
To anyone who is still stubborn enough to insist that BlackICE Defender is actually good for something: PLEASE do not write to me. I don't want to hear it. I'm a scientist who will not find your mystic beliefs to be compelling. I respect your right to your own opinions, no matter how blatantly they fly in the face of logic and reality. That is, after all, the nature of faith. Happy computing. I suggest prayer.
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I only get 2 or 3. Using Zone Alarm.. All of mine seem to come from legit sites trying to do something or another..
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Originally posted by TLamm
I only get 2 or 3. Using Zone Alarm.. All of mine seem to come from legit sites trying to do something or another..
For some reason I get odd ball hits from IPs in Korea. Hmm.....

Also I think Comcast keeps trying to sniff me out as well as the rest of their customers. Typical ISP behavior
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Originally posted by twikoff


20-30??? damn, which firewall program are you using?
ZA

Most of those hits come from my own DHCP server trying to 'renew' my lease. I set it up to allow my DHCP server to get through, but it still registers as a hit.
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Originally posted by twikoff


20-30??? damn, which firewall program are you using?
Sounds like I have the same issue that he has. I generally get 10-30 alerts each day, but the vast majority of them are related to our DHCP server. When you count only the alerts which appear to be real probes or attacks, then generally I get one or two a day on my machine. My servers get more, but still usually no more than 10-20 real attacks and generally these are seeing repeat attempts from the same IP.
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I just installed ZA on my system and I keep getting hits from France and China...wow. I am just amazed at what is going on and I just found out about it.
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I'm on with @Home, seems that the only people that want to hit me are with @Home as well, and only SubSeven.

WinRoute takes care of it.
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Are you guys just using the free Zone Alarm, or actually paying for the Pro?
Old 07-29-01, 03:53 PM
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I have the pro version.
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I know this thread is several years old but I bumped it to see how people feel this has changed. For kicks last night I installed NetStumbler just to see how many open connections I could find and me being a VERY small rural area I was surprised to find any. My neighbor is one. I'll be paying him a visit today to show them how to turn that off.
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Is ZA and the xp fire wall enough?
Old 02-24-05, 06:15 PM
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So, if you do a scan for open ports, etc on http://www.dslreports.com/scan and it doesn't find any and declares your system healthy is that a pretty good indicator things are OK? My machine does not have a public IP as its sitting behind a router. I haven't turned on logging on the router to really check out the hits.
Old 02-24-05, 06:44 PM
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62 in the last 24 hours using free ZA.
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talk about an old ass thread
i havent run a software firewall in years.. no need to slow down my computer with more crap
hardware firewall in the router, and good antivirus software is enough
Old 02-27-05, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by twikoff

talk about an old ass thread
i havent run a software firewall in years.. no need to slow down my computer with more crap
hardware firewall in the router, and good antivirus software is enough

I do the same. Even then I just used a hardwall firewall (wired no less).
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I used to get a lot of alerts and a good amount of spam, but Comcast did something and they both almost stopped.

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