Re: Question About Firewalls and Hacking
From: beatnik (beatnik_at_mail.gr)
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 06:54:44 +0000 (UTC)
Leythos <email@example.com> wrote in
> Even most installs of Linux require updates and patches before they
> can be considered mostly secure, windows requires a LOT of them. How
> do you think people get infected, it's by having openings, installing
> things they don't understand, and by clicking on things they think are
> something else.
We want to click anywhere we like and not get infected evne if we know
this is a trojan. See? Stateful Packet Inspection against any kinf of
malware would be very safe even if the user deliberately open a infected
link or attachement.
We must find a way to do this without paying $4500 for hardware firewall
>> If I have no such trojan and I tell the world my IP address and that
>> I have port 1000 open, how exactly can a hacker take advantage of
>> that and 'attack' my computer?
> Without a firewall, or some other blocking application/hardware, you
> can't just limit them to port 1000. That being said, unless port 1000
> has some service/application listening on it there is little chance
> that an external connection could do anything.
If the service that is listening to port 1000 have some kind of
vulnerability, otherwise its safe.
-- Just because I can, doesnt mean I will. Just because I dont, doesnt mean I cant. Just because you say so, doesnt mean Ill change. And above all, just because you want it, doesnt mean I care.