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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 04:37 PM
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OT computer security/firewalls

To anyone concerned about internet security andfirewalls,only one
blocks intrusions and outgoing leaks.And that is
ZoneAlarm.Norton Internet Security nor one by McAffe
catches and stops what Zonealarm does.In fact i have been
online for about ten minutes now and have had 6 IMCP pings
and 3 port probe attempts.When set up correctly,zonealarm makes your computer
virtualy invisible to pings and port probes,instead of writting about
it here in detail, visit http://www.zonelabs.com its free for personal use.
Also vo to htp://www.grc.com and check your own computer for security
and find free software that will check for and delete spyware,look for
"leaktest" "Optout" and "Shields Up" for testing.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 10:34 PM
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Re: OT computer security/firewalls

Yep - listen to the man. I get several pings and probes every hour. I was shocked at all the traffic - and at some of the outgoing traffic I had going on that I was completely unaware of using Black Ice Defender. A few of the probes come from BBS users - but I have found that most of the probes come from Toy board users. Go figure! That is one reason I don't like the fact that the BBS publishes your IP address with every post.

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http://www.zonelabs.com
http://www.grc.com


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2001, 09:08 AM
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interesting, I guess i've been buying all of those $20,000 a piece cisco firewalls for nothing...

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2001, 03:31 PM
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Yes , and when zone alarm is setup properly,you mearly click on "more info" and it takes you to a page that will do a whois on the tcp probe/ping.
Most of mine come from AOL and it does actually block the ping,port probe from even detecting that there is a computer
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