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Old 10-16-2011, 11:31 AM
Location: Sarasota FL
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I get multiple amounts of 'port scan' blocked every day. Did a 'who is' research on about a dozen of them awile ago to find out who is trying to hack. They were from multiple ISP's all over the U.S. but some were from China, Korea, and a few of the former Soviet bloc countries.
It's amazing to see the amount of incoming garbage that Norton NIS blocks. But hackers are persistant and keep trying.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:02 PM
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I don't get any. I'm sure that a bunch hit my router and are summarily dropped, but that is what SPI is for.

By default the consumer NAT routers block ALL unsolicited inbound traffic. The only traffic allowed into your network is responses to outbound requests, unless you forward ports or setup a DMZ.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Asheville Native View Post
Does it look like this?

If so, here is information that might help. Product Support Search - Pace

If your provider has set a password on the device blocking your ability to secure your wireless, DEMAND they give it to you so that you can secure your wireless to protect yourself from people connecting without your permission.
That's it, Ashville. bullseye. I've saved your post and will inquire of SBC exactly how to do what you advise about securing a password to protect myself. Thanks much for your helpful feedback and to everyone else for their input on this.
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