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Old 08-05-01, 08:30 PM
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What is up with all the attacks/probes?

I am running the BlackIce Defender firewall and the past 2 days have been the most active ever for the amount of attacks/probes on my system. I have had literally hundreds each of the past 2 days hit the BlackIce firewall. Some of my friends are experiencing the same thing. Some use Norton's Firewall and others with BlackIce the same as me with the same result. They are almost all HTTP Port Probe attacks that are blocked but the continuous nature of them from all different users and the multiple times they are trying is aggravating.

Anyone know what's going on here and if there's anything I can do to stop these probes?

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Old 08-05-01, 10:56 PM
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Could it be the new Code Red?

http://slashdot.org/articles/01/08/05/1620220.shtml
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Old 08-05-01, 11:24 PM
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Old 08-05-01, 11:41 PM
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I too have noticed this. My little internet firewall icon keeps flashing.
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Old 08-06-01, 12:01 AM
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Old 08-06-01, 03:17 PM
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Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm glad I'm not alone in this.

I read the stuff ,or at least gave all that lingo and jargon a try, on the links you provided but I didn't see any fix for people with Windows 98. Is there a fix for us or is all this problem on our internet providers end? Should I call @home on this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

On another note, What works better the hardware or software firewalls? Currently I am just using a software firewall but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

Thanks to anyone if they can shed light on any of this.

Chris
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Old 08-06-01, 03:22 PM
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This is just other systems scanning various IP's and looking for servers to infect. Since you don't have anything like that, you don't need to do anything. If you don't have a software firewall on your system, you should checkout zonealarm, it is free and will protect you from other types of hacking attempts.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. I'm glad I'm not alone in this.

I read the stuff ,or at least gave all that lingo and jargon a try, on the links you provided but I didn't see any fix for people with Windows 98. Is there a fix for us or is all this problem on our internet providers end? Should I call @home on this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

On another note, What works better the hardware or software firewalls? Currently I am just using a software firewall but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

Thanks to anyone if they can shed light on any of this.

Chris
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Old 08-06-01, 03:50 PM
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Closing duplicate thread.

Plese continue discussion in the following thread.

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You are not alone:
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