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Anyone try this anti-hacking test?

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by BurbinOR, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Port scan

    Hope there's value here. Did it on both my work computer and home computer (both run through a cable modem into a router) and both were 100% secure. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Try the port scan........

    Any feedback?
     
  2. Muddytazz

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    Nice site, 100% clear for me also /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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  4. Chevit

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    Onehundredpercentsecure... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. big pappa b

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    All secure here too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Now tell me, if my ports are completely invisible to the outside world...HOW CAN THEY SEE IT???? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  6. Goober

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    Very cool. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


    Another good resource is Gibson Research. This entire site was designed because Steve is a highly paranoid geek. He has some of the best 'FREE' penetration testing tools available.



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    both were 100% secure

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    100% secure? Sure, you go on believing that.

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  7. MEPR

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  8. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    From Gibsons site:

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    Your system has achieved a perfect "TruStealth" rating. Not a single packet — solicited or otherwise — was received from your system as a result of our security probing tests. Your system ignored and refused to reply to repeated Pings (ICMP Echo Requests). From the standpoint of the passing probes of any hacker, this machine does not exist on the Internet. Some questionable personal security systems expose their users by attempting to "counter-probe the prober", thus revealing themselves. But your system wisely remained silent in every way. Very nice.

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    Rene
     
  9. Goober

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    From Gibsons site:

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    Your system has achieved a perfect "TruStealth" rating. Not a single packet — solicited or otherwise — was received from your system as a result of our security probing tests. Your system ignored and refused to reply to repeated Pings (ICMP Echo Requests). From the standpoint of the passing probes of any hacker, this machine does not exist on the Internet. Some questionable personal security systems expose their users by attempting to "counter-probe the prober", thus revealing themselves. But your system wisely remained silent in every way. Very nice.

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    Rene

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    Yup, that sounds pretty cool until you understand that port scans and probes are very simplistic methods of discovering and identifying a target computer. Anyone who has the ability to read and type can get thier hands on various "tools" on the internet that will do different types of probes and scans to identify a potential target to exploit. If your computer is "invisible" to these scans then you shouldn't have to worry about them.

    That takes care of the simple attackers, now you only have to worry about the guys who are really good at it...

    ... like the guy who is runing a packet sniffer watching traffic going to and from one of ck5's servers. Within a few minutes, he could collect not only the IP adresses of everyone currently browsing the site (even the ones that are "invisible") but he could also collect their usernames and passwords.



    Question of the day: How many people use the same password for their computer accounts, banking software, Internet Service Provider and CK5? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif


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  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    There are a couple of things I don't do on my computer. I never buy anything online with a credit card, and I do not do internet banking.

    So, my biggest securtiy concern is my CK5 password.

    Rene
     
  11. Goober

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    my biggest securtiy concern is my CK5 password.


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    A valuable commodity, well worth protecting. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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