How Reliable is The GRC - ShielpUP Test

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  1. niteghost

    niteghost Registered Member

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    Just wondering how reliable is the Gibson Research - GRC- Shieldup test. Can I get some Opinions on their "Stealth" Test ?


    The GRC test claims to gain access to "Windows Messenger" on my Linux system as well !! << { That was my friend's Puter ]
     
  2. the Tester

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    Just my opinion,but I trust the Shields Up stealth test results.
    It's the first firewall test site that I use.
     
  3. Zombini

    Zombini Registered Member

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    Dont use online test sites. If you have proxy between your machine and the website you will get ports showing up as open etc., even though they are not. Using a tool like nmap.
     
  4. AJohn

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    As far as I know ShieldsUp is the fastest, most reliable stealth test scanner on the internet. I have never seen anyone having legit issues with it (not due to proxy, ISP, ect.).
     
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    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    I have public IP and GRC's Shields Up is the best online test I know so far.
    This test helped me to set up my firewall to open port for bittorent and etc.
     
  6. Wai_Wai

    Wai_Wai Registered Member

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    The test is just very simple.
    You may wish to try other comprehensive tests instead:
    http://www.spiesonline.net/securitytests.shtml (listing)
    http://www.eeye.com/html/resources/downloads/index.html (free testing tools)

    Network Security Testing products and companies:
     
  7. Ghosteck

    Ghosteck Registered Member

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    [Dont use online test sites. If you have proxy between your machine and the website you will get ports showing up as open etc., even though they are not. Using a tool like nmap.]

    I am using a proxy,and my firewall comes back with a pass... So i would say that
    you must be wrong.. I use ISPbooster and lavasoft firewall and I have NO problems..
     
  8. dog

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    No if you're running thru a proxy; the scanner will scan the proxy IP and not your IP address. Check that the IP address displayed is yours --- GRC uses a https connection before the scan to display/determine this -- if you see your address listed you don't have your browser configured properly (ie. it's sending (443) SSL/TLS communications directly).
     
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