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Truthseeker
04-16-2015, 03:54 PM
If your computer has a port that is open when it's not needed, that gives hackers an in into your computer. There's a website that checks for any open ports.

I think the best way to use it is right after a boot. Then point your browser to this: http://porttest.net
Maybe there are 4096 ports, I'm not sure.

Cow Poke
04-16-2015, 04:17 PM
Are you ASKING for advice, or attempting to give it. There are over 65,000 TCP ports and over 65,000 UDP ports per IP address. You really shouldn't mess with the ports if you don't understand what you're doing.

A good firewall and antivirus software will take care of this for you.

Raphael
04-16-2015, 04:21 PM
you really should block port 80 and port 443. It will greatly enhance your internet experience














NOTE: DO NOT DO THAT as it will block just about all internet access rendering your pc useless

Christianbookworm
04-16-2015, 04:24 PM
Are you ASKING for advice, or attempting to give it. There are over 65,000 TCP ports and over 65,000 UDP ports per IP address. You really shouldn't mess with the ports if you don't understand what you're doing.

A good firewall and antivirus software will take care of this for you.

Seemed like he was attempting to give "advice". What are the ports things he was talking about anyway?

Christianbookworm
04-16-2015, 04:25 PM
you really should block port 80 and port 443. It will greatly enhance your internet experience













NOTE: DO NOT DO THAT as it will block just about all internet access rendering your pc useless

After pressing CTRL+W or alt+f4.

Truthseeker
04-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Here is a list of TCP port assignments http://porttest.net/common.php

I don't know how complete it is; there is a link at the bottom of the list.

Cow Poke
04-16-2015, 04:26 PM
you really should block port 80 and port 443. It will greatly enhance your internet experience

And ports 25 and 26, then email me for more info.

Raphael
04-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Seemed like he was attempting to give "advice". What are the ports things he was talking about anyway?

they're one of those things where if you don't know, don't be fiddling with them. Just let your pc firewall do it's job

Wikipedia has a decent overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_(computer_networking)

Christianbookworm
04-16-2015, 04:28 PM
I ain't clickin' no links given by a conspiracy theorist!

Cow Poke
04-16-2015, 04:29 PM
Seemed like he was attempting to give "advice". What are the ports things he was talking about anyway?

Ports are kinda like channels on your Cable TV box --- different processes or communications use different ports.

Cow Poke
04-16-2015, 04:30 PM
I ain't clickin' no links given by a conspiracy theorist!

Yeah, smart move.

pancreasman
04-16-2015, 04:53 PM
I've read some very reliable sites that say that computer ports are a conspiracy of big pharma. Why else are computer problems caused by 'viruses'? I rest my case.

Truthseeker
04-16-2015, 06:11 PM
One would think some people think the Watergate coverup was NOT a conspiracy. Tricky Dicky did all the coverup by all his lonesome self.

Christianbookworm
04-16-2015, 06:15 PM
One would think some people think the Watergate coverup was NOT a conspiracy. Tricky Dicky did all the coverup by all his lonesome self.

Sure. Just not the kind of conspiracy you think is going on. People are too incompetent/ not evil enough to have a secret global evil conspiracy controlling everything. If the conspiracy nuts were right, no one would have figured out Watergate.

DesertBerean
04-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Sure. Just not the kind of conspiracy you think is going on. People are too incompetent/ not evil enough to have a secret global evil conspiracy controlling everything. If the conspiracy nuts were right, no one would have figured out Watergate. Yep...as someone who lived through that, I can attest to that!

Sparko
04-17-2015, 05:30 AM
To be fair, TS asked me if it were OK to post that port sniffer site. I told him OK.

Although he mentioned something about having been hit by "Darko" which I never heard of. Anyone else hear of it?

Cow Poke
04-17-2015, 06:50 AM
To be fair, TS asked me if it were OK to post that port sniffer site. I told him OK.

Although he mentioned something about having been hit by "Darko" which I never heard of. Anyone else hear of it?

I just know that men love darko because their deeds are ebol.

Truthseeker
04-17-2015, 04:08 PM
To be fair, TS asked me if it were OK to post that port sniffer site. I told him OK.

Although he mentioned something about having been hit by "Darko" which I never heard of. Anyone else hear of it?Thank you.

Catholicity
04-18-2015, 01:44 PM
I have anti virus for my computer and my tablet. I am good

Cow Poke
04-18-2015, 05:34 PM
I have anti virus for my computer and my tablet. I am good

You THINK you're good! The antivirus programs are written by the same people who write the viruses! When sales slow down, they pump out more viruses so they can sell more antivirus! :yes:

37818
04-18-2015, 07:36 PM
One can test the first 1056 ports to make sure they are stealth. Not seen as open. Not seen as closed. Either can invite trouble.

Go here: https://www.grc.com/default.htm On that page look for the link: ShieldsUP! And follow the instructions and test those ports.

Sparko
04-21-2015, 08:08 AM
Thank you.

You are welcome.

So what is "Darko?" I never heard of it (other than the movie Donnie Darko)

Epoetker
04-26-2015, 10:49 AM
"Please to be clicking this link that will run an external portscan on your home computer and absolutely promises not to send that information to interested third parties"

Imma gonna say no. (http://nmap.org/book/legal-issues.html)

Raphael
04-26-2015, 12:27 PM
"Please to be clicking this link that will run an external portscan on your home computer and absolutely promises not to send that information to interested third parties"

Imma gonna say no. (http://nmap.org/book/legal-issues.html)

Reminds me of the time a work colleague (who was a new start) from a different office had been to an OWASP (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page) meeting and thought it was a great idea to run nmap across all our servers to check for vulnerabilities, but without okaying it with anyone in IT first. The boss was not a happy man with him.