Sorry if a similar topic has been posted before but I searched the archives and found nothing to answer my query/problem.

Basically, recently I have been recieving notices from my firewall (PC-cillin) of Ping attacks and Netbios browsing warnings almost continuously whilst I am connected. I was wondering two things really, what is the impact of ping attacks on my connection and secondly what means of protection can I use.. like to mask my IP or other.

- Thanks alot -