Re: why dont worms use standard ports ?
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 11:48:56 -0400
445 is a standard port. It is the port that is used for microsoft filesharing, so that you can
allow others to read and write your hard drive as if it is their own. I use that occasionally
in the office - and every once in awhile at home when I want to share stuff from the
laptop to the desktop.
It is not of much use for the beginner with only one computer, except for catching viruses
that is. It is real useful for that.
"scott" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:OpNXBoeMEHA.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Sasser worm attackes port 445 initally. Im sure most networks block this by
> default anyway.
> Why do worms not go for 25 or 110 or some of the more common ports that are
> open. What large corporataion on ISP dont use these ports ?
> Would they be stopped more easily in this case or something ?
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