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  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    As far as firewalls: I like Blackice Defender and Zonealarm.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Thanks guys this really helps. I need the File share but I will get zonealarm and tiny. I really appreciate this

    Sorry I wasn't specific bout my comp and os next time I will.
    What do you mean you don\'t have a backup disk?

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001

    Smile GRC

    go to https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
    take the shields up test and the port probe
    it'll tell you about any blatent security holes

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002


    I am a bit partial to AtGuard Personal Firewall.

    AtGuard is no longer free, but I have also used a few free personal firewalls, one called SyGate and the other Tiny which I have found to be quite good.

    You can download them from www.webattack.com

    [glowpurple]There were so many fewer questions when the stars where still just the holes to heaven - JJ[/glowpurple] [gloworange]I sure could use a vacation from this bull$hit, three ringed circus side show of freaks. - Tool. [/gloworange]

  5. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Originally posted by IchNiSan
    been a while since I thought about this kind of issue,


    If someone knows your IP address, they could open a dos prompt and type

    net use \\Insert.your.IPaddress.here\nameofshare

    and have an open connection to your shares or printers(of course there might be a password/username they need to connect, but that is a different issue.)

    All someone needs to connect to your shares is a dos prompt. Unless you are behind a firewall, or are running a firewall on your machine.
    good luck,

    I'm sorry to be anal, but I had a few problems when trying to work out cryptic net commands when I first got started and they are as follows:

    1)nbtstat -A <ipaddress>

    gives names of computer, current user, etc.

    nbtstat -a <computername>

    as above.

    2)net view \\<ipaddress>

    view available shares, if any.

    3)net use z: \\<ipaddress>\x

    this would map the remote share 'x' to local drive 'z'.

    4)net use /delete z:

    This would remove the connection to the remote share 'x' from your computer)

    this is a brief overview of accessing shares through a dos terminal. There are other <quote>EASIER</quote> ways to access remote shares from windows, but mmmmmphh.

  6. #16
    AntiOnline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Originally posted by tiger team
    Zonealarm is good but it easy to bypass it...
    Interesting. Would you please state why you think ZoneAlarm is easy to bypass?
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  7. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001

    Bypass Zonealarm ?

    Ditto !

    I'd also be interested to know how to bypass ZoneAlarm.

    (other than an IRQ/MSN/AIM hack) If that's what you are referring to.

  8. #18
    PHP/PostgreSQL guy
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    I'm not sure of the link but it comes from Negative's "Why your firewall sucks" although that's not just for ZA, but any firewall that trusts any web browser hitting port 80.
    We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do just about anything with almost nothing.

  9. #19
    Senior since the 3 dot era
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Like Vorlin stated any Personal Firewall will be vulnerable to applications ran from the inside on port 80...

    e.g. if a malicious thing calls itself iexplorer...
    but some firewalls like the newest sygate and ZA versions do a check on program integrity, when the prog changes those firewalls will show up a message so you are alerted and can take action.

    There is another way to bypass ZA:

    ZA will not filter incoming mail, so if a trojan in a mail could disable ZA (register hack) ZA will not monitor connections anymore and leave your box wide open to the net...

  10. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    the very best thing i did is to setup another computer which will be your firewall a little tweaking is needed. this computer will act as a sub-server of the proxy server. acts like a net on anything. email on how it is done protocool@antionline.org
    \"The more you ignore me... the closer i get!\"

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