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Old 08-21-2002, 02:04 PM
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Thanks for the links Chris.

The first link told me I was safe, and the second one told me I had some open ports.

What to do.

I use an iMac, OS 9.2, connected via DSL.

I was lead to believe that the Mac OS had a built in firewall.

Do any of the Mac gurus know it this is true. If not, what do you use for protection?

Thanks, Margaret
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Old 08-22-2002, 02:44 PM
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Heres a series of checks aimed specifically at Internet Explorer....



http://browsercheck.qualys.com
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Old 08-22-2002, 08:12 PM
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I've run this check on my computer a number of times over the past year -- with and without using my Zone Alarm firewall -- it's totally STEALTH with Zone Alarm and at risk when there's no firewall.

I never had any problems during all those years when I didn't use a firewall (or even know what a firewall was), but I'm betting that the net is a LOT more dangerous now than a few years ago. A lot of malicious folks out there just thirsting for a vulnerable computer
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Old 08-22-2002, 08:52 PM
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Looks like my norton firewall is not doing it's job properly. The scans found ports open Looks like I'm going to have to look at the security of my system.
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Old 08-23-2002, 12:34 AM
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I tried the test in "stealth" mode and Tiny Personal firewall blocked everything! I'm really impressed, considering that it's a free program.

- David
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Old 08-23-2002, 03:45 AM
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I did the tests and found that after a re-install of 2K I'd forgot to upgrade from IE5 to 6. I installed 6 and added the suggested patch and all seems well.
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Old 08-23-2002, 04:17 AM
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I received the same "Stealth" results as JAK, but I'm not using any second party software, only Windows XP's firewall. I'm happy with that!
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:38 AM
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I use Black Ice - it blocks everything (sometimes too well )
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Old 08-23-2002, 10:43 AM
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Vikki, I use the native firewall in XP but on the 2K side of my dual boot setup I use the Tiny firewall which has saved my bacon a couple of times. I've only seriously started using firewalls in the past few months.
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Old 08-23-2002, 08:57 PM
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Just updated my security settings now I'm happy with the results. Full stealth, great thanks for posting this thread, it' woke me out of my complacency.
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