Re: OT: DoD Port Scans
How do I tell who iscanning My port? Is it a special program
that You have or does My computer cashe the data so I can review it.
If so can You tell Me how to do it?
Thankx Alot ,,,,,,,,Dan
- In firstname.lastname@example.org, viney321 <no_reply@y...>
> Every now and then I check out my Zone Alarm to see who's doingport
> scans on my computer. Quite a suprise today...the Arin databaseIntel
> identified the scan as originating at the Department of Defense
> Information Services. The IP address is 188.8.131.52. Lookingback
> in my ZA log, I see I've gotten numerous hits from this IP sincelate
> April. Does anybody have any idea why the DoD is running portscans??
> Has anybody else been scanned by them? Any thoughts on this wouldbe
- Zone Alarm is a free firewall program that anybody who uses the
internet should have. It's as much a necessity as an antivirus
program. Without it, hackers can access your computer, steal personal
information from your harddrive or use your computer as a zombie in a
Denial of Service attack. Advertising companies also get into your
puter to see what ads you've seen on the internet. I'm not a tech
wiz, but basically there are ports on your computer that can be
accessed by remote computers over the internet. A port scan is an
attempt by another computer to see if there is another computer at
your specific internet address (IP number) and if any of its ports
are open. What ZA does is make your computer seem invisible to scans,
as well as locking down all ports. It also logs all attempts to scan
your ports along with the IP address where the scan originated. There
is a central database (ARIN) where you can get info about that IP
You can find more information here, as well as running a free test
telling you just how secure your computer is:
Here's a link to the free ZA program. They also have a firewall with
more features that you have to buy, but for basic security, the free
program works fine.
--- In email@example.com, dmeskauskas
> How do I tell who iscanning My port? Is it a special
> that You have or does My computer cashe the data so I can reviewit.
> If so can You tell Me how to do it?
> Thankx Alot ,,,,,,,,Dan