November 16th, 2003, 06:52 AM
new and being attacked as we speak.....
hi! i am new to this site and all it covers and could really use some help asap.......i am being tapped (i think) by someone and i think it is thru yahoo...also i would like to learn to protect my comp from future attacks .....PLEASE HELP
November 16th, 2003, 11:22 AM
I moved your thread from Roll Call to here. People cannot reply to posts in Roll Call.
What do you mean "tapped"? Do you mean someone is sniffing your messages? Or are they knocking you off the Internet?
What Operating System are you using and what version of Yahoo Messenger are you using?
November 16th, 2003, 11:38 AM
Hello Duckman, am I wrong in assuming that you aware of this traffic due to your firewall log?
If not how have you determined the source? More detail plz. Good question.
Welcome to AO! There are good ppl. here for the most part.
November 16th, 2003, 01:17 PM
and get the free protection packages for any P2P stuff you may use. It probably won't solve your immediate problem, but as already mentioned, we need some more details to do that.
You might as well start hardening your system right now
November 16th, 2003, 01:49 PM
One of the fist things you can do is download Ad-aware and clean you computer of adware and spyware, this might solve your problem if it is spyware or the like. Another thing you can do is download a firewall so you can begin to limit the traffic going into and coming out of your computer. It might also help if you could give a hint of what OS you are using, Windows 9x/Me,
Windows NT,2000,Xp, *nix,etc. Here is a link for Ad-aware and some firewalls that you can choose from:
BlackICE Zone Alarm Kerio Sygate Outpost
When you first use any of the firewalls be sure to start them out in the strctest mode you can and ease up as you need to. I hope this helps somewhat. Goodluck!
November 16th, 2003, 02:23 PM
hello globalduck1313 the web has lots of software that can provide the attacker's attack my friends told me once about those software but i dont both to check them out.... well hope your haven't lose any data well all i can say is that you protect your pc w/ a personal firewall here are some links below, and scan for your system download some free trojan/worm scanner and update your anti virus every week..thanks hope that i help you with this little information
November 16th, 2003, 05:50 PM
Here are the downloads and tips.
When you say tapped are you meaning to say Probed?
Hi! i am new to this site and all it covers and could really use some help asap.......i am being tapped (i think) by someone and i think it is thru yahoo...also i would like to learn to protect my comp from future attacks .....PLEASE HELP
TIP:It would'nt hurt to read other threads about comp security
November 16th, 2003, 07:00 PM
wwell i am running xp fully updated and the yahoo messnger is 5.6 and i know i am having my messages "sniffed"...i dont know how to check my firewall log so i could use some help with that and i have a linksys router with firewall and i use my xp firewall too.....is there software i can dl that will protect or inform me of any "taps" .......i already have ad aware on my machine and run it at least twice a week ass i am active online .......any help would greatly be apreciated....glad to know there is a site dedicated to helpin newbs like myself ...thanx for all the input
November 16th, 2003, 07:17 PM
Ok, let's take a breath here....if you don't know how to check your logs, how do you know you are being sniffed? If you are using XP's firewall, chances are the logs are not enabled, unless you enabled them yourself. (I think they are disabled by default?)
As far as identifying if you are being sniffed, from a command prompt, run command, then ipconfig /all. Depending on what kind of nic you have, you may be able to see the word PROMISC somewhere. That would be one indicator.
Also, a program called Active Ports will make it a little easier to identify what is listening...found here: http://www.protect-me.com/freeware.html ...between these two, you should be able to identify what is happening.
The most important queston...exactly what is happening that makes you think you are being sniffed.....could be a keylogger, scanning software...a number of things.
EDIT: I meant ipconfig /all ...I changed it..sorry if I confused you.
November 16th, 2003, 07:29 PM
my yahoo messenger logs out and reboots on its own and as far as i know there is nothin wrong with yahoo on my end ...i ran ipconfig/all like suggested and i didnt see that word PROMISC anywhere.......