Interesting "WinNuke" test site

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by sk, Jan 19, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sk

    sk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Posts:
    241
    http://www.jtan.com/resources/winnuke.html
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Posts:
    13,312
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hi sk,

    What is it supposed to do? I got no warning from any security program, but:

    You Survived
    If You can read this, your system (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) was probably NOT nuked. It's likely that your system is resistant to the WinNuke attack.
    Next victim!

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    Posts:
    431
    Location:
    Finland
    hhhmmm.....nuttin happened ......and clicked all links.....

    Ari
     
  4. sk

    sk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Posts:
    241
    I'm not exactly sure; that's why I posted it; I never saw it before, and got the same readout. I guess our systems are 'secure' by whatever standard it employs, although no one seems to know exactly 'what' that is. I was just in the process of updating my favorites and came across the one for Robin Keir's site; it used to be the home page for BinText, which s/he(?) authored, (which is now supported on the Foundstone site), as well as some other programs including ScripTrap, which may or may not be similar to Script Sentry from Javacool.

    The link came from the links section of Robin Keir's website. http://keir.net/links.html

    It was my understanding that Robin Keir has been involved with internet security for a long time, so that's why I thought it would be interesting to post the link and see what members here thought. It seems legit, although puzzling as to what exactly it's supposed to check out.

    sk
     
  5. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2002
    Posts:
    2,514
    Location:
    State Queensland, Australia
    Hi sk/pieter/krusty

    well I went to it and could not test, as for starters, it gave WRONG IP :D and no info about my browser, etc. :doubt:

    So if I had pressed the "nuke me" bar, I would have flogged by proxy's server and i don't think they might have liked that :mad: at all, LOL.

    So guess I am safe enough. I have done one of those tests before where I had to put IP in and it passed though, so no probs.
     
  6. sk

    sk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Posts:
    241
    I'm sure you've got all the bases covered, Taz. And if per chance you ever slipped up, I'm sure your pet tasmanian devil would make short order of that. (BTW - I think either I went to one too many Grateful Dead concerts, or else your avatar has sprouted colors!) :cool:

    sk
     
  7. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Posts:
    1,533
    Location:
    Perth, Oz
    I haven't checked the site but it's probably just the old OOB (out-of-band) port 139 attack, which from memory only affects Win95 machines - MS fixed the problem in Win98. Either that or it's the old echo trick where it tries to make your modem echo "ATH++" to get your modem to hang up (only works on some older modems).
     
  8. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2002
    Posts:
    2,514
    Location:
    State Queensland, Australia
    Thanks Wayne for the info.

    hey sk, haven't heard from you for a while, lol.

    Yep, Avatar's taken on a new lease of life, bit like a 747 trying to take off.

    snapdragin kindly did a bit of playing around. :D
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.