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jugent
08-26-2004, 04:16 AM
Three times last week, and just now, my firewall has alerted me of an port-scan attack.
If you dont have a fire-wall on any other protection, be restrictive of loggin in.

jugent
08-26-2004, 04:16 AM
Three times last week, and just now, my firewall has alerted me of an port-scan attack.
If you dont have a fire-wall on any other protection, be restrictive of loggin in.

Aztek_Eagle
08-26-2004, 06:57 AM
what would ppl want to get from my computer? porn?

jugent
08-26-2004, 08:28 AM
You are the one to know. Dont tell me I dont want to know.

AdEridanus
08-26-2004, 09:03 AM
From this site?

I'd be exploring the possibilities of false positives.

GoToAway
08-26-2004, 09:08 AM
There is no such thing as a "port scan attack." These software firewalls love to dramatize everything in order to keep people buying them. A port scan is completely harmless.

What is probably happening is that ubi is checking for an open proxy on your machine. The only way that this can be done is probing common ports that proxies run on. This is not uncommon behavior. I highly doubt that anything on Ubi's domain is doing a full range scan of your system.

h009291
08-26-2004, 09:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aztek_Eagle:
what would ppl want to get from my computer? porn?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly ... I seriously doubt many of us here have highly TOP SECRET Gov't Documents that will spell the end if the enemy hacks in to our computers ... Geeez .... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

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Owlsphone
08-26-2004, 10:01 AM
what about top secret porn?

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ANGST
08-26-2004, 10:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GoToAway:
There is no such thing as a "port scan attack." These software firewalls love to dramatize everything in order to keep people buying them. A port scan is completely harmless.

What is probably happening is that ubi is checking for an open proxy on your machine. The only way that this can be done is probing common ports that proxies run on. This is not uncommon behavior. I highly doubt that anything on Ubi's domain is doing a full range scan of your system.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yes, exactly what he said.

Yellonet
08-26-2004, 11:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GoToAway:
There is no such thing as a "port scan attack." These software firewalls love to dramatize everything in order to keep people buying them. A port scan is completely harmless.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
It can be harmless, but it can also be harmfull. It depends on how the scanned "side" works.

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Targ
08-26-2004, 01:11 PM
I love these firewalls that scare people into thinking that some 133t hAx0r is hacking "their" computer right here right now.
Or better yet the ones that block outgoing comms IE: "WARNING...DANGER... INTERNET EXPLORER IS TRYING TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET!!!!! THIS COULD BE A PROGRAM TRYING TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION...DO YOU WANT TO ALLOW THIS?
Your average Joe computer user will mess there pants and click no than hit the FBI speed dial on the phone and curl up into a ball on the floor praying to there god.
Of course they think nothing about opening dumb programs the cousin, friend sent them.
"Huhuhuhh that was funny, hey why is my comp acting funny?"

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Chuck_Older
08-26-2004, 01:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by h009291:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aztek_Eagle:
what would ppl want to get from my computer? porn?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly ... I seriously doubt many of us here have highly TOP SECRET Gov't Documents that will spell the end if the enemy hacks in to our computers ... Geeez .... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Speak for yourself! I have plenty of sensitive documents on my PC. I recently went through a re-install of Windows because of PC viruses and hacks. Here's a small sample of what terrorists, neo-nazis, and militant rebels could get off MY hard drive, stuff that I could get in BIG trouble if it fell into the wrong hands
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/Chuck_Older/1014.jpg

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Red_Russian13
08-26-2004, 02:06 PM
Hey! I'm Agent 784! I've been compromised?! Chuck, say it ain't so!

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steve_v
08-26-2004, 02:09 PM
http://home.earthlink.net/~viner45/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/chickenlittle.jpg

Chuck_Older
08-26-2004, 02:14 PM
Steve, just when I think that I do something funny, you show me up http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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Fw-190D-9
08-26-2004, 02:16 PM
Well maybe you could be in trouble if you have bad pron on your computer. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Red_Russian13
08-26-2004, 02:19 PM
Chuck;

That was funny...unfunny was my post after yours.

But chicken little is pretty funny too...I'm pretty sure he's live from Florida right now...aren't they gonna get another one soon maybe?

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WWSensei
08-26-2004, 02:24 PM
The most common use of hackers of people's unprotected home PC's is to use them to send spam.

Our company has simply cutoff all internet contact with charter.com and comcast.com ISPs because of the vast number of their customer's who had unprotected machines that were sending out billions of spam mail.

Just blocking those two networks alone has reduced our spam traffic nearly 35%.

9th_Spitin
08-26-2004, 02:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fw-190D-9:
Well maybe you could be in trouble if you have bad pron on your computer. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is there such a thing?

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Fw-190D-9
08-26-2004, 11:42 PM
"Is there such a thing?"

Ummm yes. Stuff thats just plain wrong.

christopher65
08-27-2004, 01:18 AM
nthin worse than a bad "pron",give you sam and ella disease!!! Then you would really have a bug in your system!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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WUAF_Badsight
08-27-2004, 05:22 AM
hey Steve_V . . . . .

excellent pic dude heh heh

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jugent
08-29-2004, 02:59 PM
Got another portscan. FB homepage became very "slow". The my firewall alerted me, traced the attack.
It came from a host in an undentified net.
The host name was wxo-us-ubi.infopop.cc
What is this.

LStarosta
08-29-2004, 03:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jugent:
Got another portscan. FB homepage became very "slow". The my firewall alerted me, traced the attack.
It came from a host in an undentified net.
The host name was wxo-us-ubi.infopop.cc
What is this.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe you should just uninstall your firewall and save yourself the trouble.

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BaldieJr
08-29-2004, 09:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WWSensei:
The most common use of hackers of people's unprotected home PC's is to use them to send spam.

Our company has simply cutoff all internet contact with charter.com and comcast.com ISPs because of the vast number of their customer's who had unprotected machines that were sending out billions of spam mail.

Just blocking those two networks alone has reduced our spam traffic nearly 35%.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I need to know what company you are talking about and what exactly you are blocking. Thanks.

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lil_labbit
08-29-2004, 10:02 PM
Don't worry - be happy
You ONLY got max 3 IP's "attacking" - they are cookies and don't harm your system - UBI uses them for tracking yes - ok - but that's it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - you CAN opt on NOT having them and supply your password everytime ya join... If that's what ya want...

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