January 4th, 2002 04:04 AM
I have been Port Scanned
My firewall just went off about 50 times! It was all from the same IP and it checked every port from 33473 to 33523. Were they trying to find trojans on my computer? Also what if they found an open port would they have full control of my computer?
Thanks for the help,
January 4th, 2002 06:17 AM
Port scans are very common. I wouldn't worry about it too much, even a scan of that magnitude (which isn't that bad). I wouldn't be concerned unless it happens again.
Were they scanning for trojans? I highly doubt it. When scanning for trojans, one typically scans for a specific one. No doubt they were scanning for vulnerabilities (duh), but it doesn't appear they were looking for openings created by a trojan.
January 4th, 2002 02:12 PM
If this happens several times from the same IP you should think to take action -> e-mail the attacker's ISP.
I don't know trojans that use these ports by default. However, here are some trojans close to that number range
it checked every port from 33473 to 33523
port 33333 - Prosiak
port 33911 - Spirit 2001a
port 34324 - BigGluck, TN
It was probably some vulnerabilities check. If your firewall droped the attempts you are still secure.
January 5th, 2002 02:35 PM
allright if u havent got a dial up connection and they do it again just do the same to him maybe he will back off
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