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Safely Attack Self to Test FW & AV?


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#1 ChrisMN

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:26 PM

Hey, I know this may sound odd but I am wondering if there is anything that is SAFE and TRUSTWORTHY here on BC or out on the web that you can use to attempt a fake attack in order to see if my security suite blocks allows or even logs in the history. And to see if the pop out tray alerts from Security Suite work properly after reinstall?

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#2 Romeo29

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:07 PM

All Security Suite software companies test their software well before release, so that the customer does not have to. You need to have a little faith in the software company you invested your money in.

However there are online firewall tests. One example is http://www.pcflank.com/ It tests your firewall in any standard ways.
As far as, antivirus is considered standard way to test is using the eicar file ( http://www.eicar.org/ ) If your antivirus catches it, its running ok.




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