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Old 03-13-2010, 09:12 AM   #21
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You must be behind a NAT router at the very least. It is surprising that you have not gotten infected. Good job!
A few years back I had a firewall program that showed you real time the attacks on your computer and had a function where it would ping and show you the location of the attacker. If this thing was legitimate, it was non stop and from all over the world.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:26 PM   #22
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A few years back I had a firewall program that showed you real time the attacks on your computer and had a function where it would ping and show you the location of the attacker. If this thing was legitimate, it was non stop and from all over the world.
It was legitimate. I used to run an open source intrusion detection monitor called Snort on my home network. The probes were essentially non-stop but almost everything incoming is filtered out by the typical router people have nowadays. The biggest threats result from return traffic based on your browsing habits. Those attacks are harder to block.
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The biggest threats result from return traffic based on your browsing habits. Those attacks are harder to block.
Right. NAT makes it almost impossible for an outside attacker to initiate the session, at least with HTTP (assuming you are doing no port forwarding). But if you point your browser at the wrong site you can be gotten. I think that is where a good AV program is useful.
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I run a FREE anti-virus called Avira AntiVir and also Malware Bytes. Both are great and kept up to date. No virus or malware problems at all and it catches something almost weekly.
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