[thelist] RE: Internet Security

Andre Genic g3nic at lycos.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 17:18:22 CDT 2003

Take GRC's shield's up and probe my ports with a pinch of salt, regardless
of what you hear about firewalls stick with them, better than not using
anything at all.

As for why your firewall reports that you are being port
scanned/probed/pinged etc is nothing to worry about if you keep your machine
topped up with the latest version of your firewall, I get loads of similar
reports by the hour, people spend hours scanning whole IP ranges looking for
open ports on machines.

Go to http://www.sysinternals.com/ they have some neat little utils that are
basically fancy versions of netstat and the like, they will show you what's
going in and out of your machine and hopefully put your mind at rest.

As a side note for everyone it's also good to use if you worried about the
current worm problem.

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