Are Your Sheilds up ?

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by ark-angel, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. A little test for your firewall and other such security matters.

    This was my result.

    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.


    Test availabe here.. Sheilds Up
     
  2. Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist!
    One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.
    Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
    All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.
     
  3. Some nice piccies on your blog there B-M. keep it up
     
  4. Thank you Ark
     
  5. Welcome
     
  6. "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."

    I'm safe :)
     
  7. Me too!! 8)
     
  8. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    seems quite cool - I appear to be running stealthily. cheers.
     
  9. It doesn't work with Firefox. :lol:

    GRC isn't all that. I wouldn't trust "results" from some random site if I were you...
     
  10. "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."

    Probably why macs don't get viruses :)
     
  11. It does work with Firefox
     
  12. Apparently ports 80 and 443 are open on my computer. Anybody any idea what that means?

    MsG
     
  13. Port 80 is used for HTTP protocol, commonly used to access the internet.

    Port 443 is for the secure encryption version of web pages.

    Don't ask me how to put them into stealth mode though :oops:
     
  14. Cheers muchly for the info, CV. Any IT gurus out there who know what the score is and if my computer's insecure as a result of these ports being open (whatever that means)?

    MsG
     
  15. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Very gratifying ... "perfect "TrueStealth" rating.

    Another happy iMac user :lol: