[ILUG] From the register. XP machine rooted in 200 seconds.
lbedford at lbedford.org
Thu Dec 2 11:16:24 GMT 2004
On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 11:02 +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Liam Bedford wrote:
> > It was from my memory that the XP2 firewall drops ICMP by default.
> > Could be wrong.. my memory isn't as good as paul's ;)
> That report wasnt terribly detailed, but is it not possible they
> recorded fewer attacks because the firewall had blocked the relevant
> ports than that it was because ICMP was blocked?
the windows firewall I've used most (zone alarm) classes any attempt to
do anything as an attack. It depends on what the "attack" is defined as.
> Cause I dont see tonnes of ICMP probes here, but I do see tonnes of
> cruddage directed at various udp and tcp ports (which suggests
> blocking ICMP makes 0 difference..)
Maybe worms don't like you?
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