Re: ANYONE HELP WITH SHIELDS UP PROBLEM?
From: Volker Birk (bumens_at_dingens.org)
Date: 3 Oct 2005 08:45:13 +0200
> I've tested my PC from time to time over the past years against
> Shieldsup! on the grc.com website and it has always given an entirely
> positive reading - all ports closed and in 'stealth' mode.
"Stealthing" is nonsense. Just read http://www.grcsucks.com
BTW: This is the IP address, you're visible in the Internet with:
But you don't need "Stealthing". It's just misunderstanding the
TCP/IP network protocol family.
> Recently, when I test, I get a 'failed' message and info that Ports
> 1032 and 1033 are open.
Are they open really? You can test this by typing into a command shell:
If there are any LISTENING sockets, which are NOT bound to 127.0.0.1,
but are bound to 0.0.0.0 or your IP address, then those ports are open.
> 1. what the result actually means? Am I really vulnerable?
Usually, the "results" of GRC mean nothing. To test, what's really
goin'on, just test like described.
-- MAC-Filtering bringt so viel Schutz vor "Hackern" wie Zeitungspapier vor einer Atombome. (MAC filtering is protecting against "hackers" like newsprint is protecting against a nuclear bomb) - Christian Forler in de.comp.security.misc