Re: FTP and iptables question
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 07:48:58 GMT
belbo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 21 FTP OPEN! FTP servers have many known security vulnerabilities and
> the payoff from exploiting an insecure FTP server can be significant.
> This system's open FTP port is inviting intruders to examine
> your system more closely.
> Is this normal? Can I make invisible my ftp server for port scanners but
> visible for normal connections at same time?
> In another on-line test, I got this strange message, that I didn't
> Attempting connection to your computer. . .
> Shields UP! is now attempting to contact the Hidden Internet Server
> within your PC. It is likely that no one has told you that your own
> personal computer may now be functioning as an Internet Server with
> neither your knowledge nor your permission. And that it may be serving
> up all or many of your personal files for reading, writing, modification
> and even deletion by anyone, anywhere, on the Internet!
> What the hell does it mean? Must I worry?
Don't use ftp if you want a secure system.
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