hey quietman7, how are you doing bro?
"A firewall if not configured properly can act like an open door for any intruder."
how do you properly configure your firewall?
so you are saying that they don't "disable" your firewall BEFORE they get in?
that they can ONLY do it "after" they are already in?
hey ya TsVk!, i am glad you are here. thx for the reply.
that's funny that you mentioned that because that is EXACTLY what it looked like happened to me, and that i had been waiting to ask this question.
i'm glad you brought it up. (in the past) so i read my firewall logs and discovered that the suspect program had been blocked 427 times by my firewall in a 2 minute period, 425 times more than any other program! it was almost as if, at each "attempt", much like PROBING my firewall, they were checking my ports, one at a time, trying to look for an open port.
it was right about at this time that i started having (in the past) a error with my firewall program, in that it ALWAYS had an error when i went "online" and then, when i was NOT online, it NEVER had a problem. and what's more, and really strange, was that one time, there was script that was written in a foreign language on the firewall error box, and it was installed in english!!!
is this mean what it means to read your firewall logs, to look for this type of thing?
or is it "normal" for a legit program to be blocked 427 times (outgoing) by your firewall?
hi Crazy Cat. nice to meet ya.
so this program tests your firewall to see if it can get in to your system, to look for vulnerabilities, and then tells you how vulnerable your system is and what you should do?
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