Online security

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by BossHogg, May 31, 2008.

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  1. I've just conducted an online security check on my computer, it failed and the the following was displayed:-

    Question is, what settings do I have to tweak to prevent my 'puter from being pinged? This is the only part of the test it failed on. Any suggestions would be appreciated
  2. Your router menu might look something like this:

    Main Menu ---> Firewall ---> Advanced ---> WAN Ping Blocking ---> Check Box to Block ICMP Ping

    If the menu is different, go through the options 'til you find it.

    Remember to click 'Apply' or 'Save settings'
  3. Use a router and NAT/PAT even if you've only one PC, future proofing in case you ever get more and NAT/PAT will get rid of 50% of script kiddies before you start.
    A good software firewall (Comodo is free) as the aim of the game is to become a black hole and not show someone who's scanning that you are blocking tcp/udp ports or have ports open. If you want a detailed suggestion you'll need to provide details of your set up (Maybe not so wise on an open forum) but you get the drift.
  4. Thanks for that, settings adjusted and my 'puter is now invivble to the outside world, many thanks :D