Ping Attack

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by encus, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. encus

    encus Registered Member

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    Hi Eset.

    I read somewhere (I forget the source) that ESS can't block a ping attack test. Is this true?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Marcos

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    Within trusted zone ICMP is allowed by default. From outside the Trusted zone, you shouldn't be able to ping a computer with default settings.
     
  3. encus

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    If I use "Allow Sharing" for my encrypted wireless network settings via ESS, should I be worried about this Ping Attack from hackers or someone outside the Trusted Zone?

    Thanks Marcos.
     
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  4. SweX

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    Are you behind a Router? If yes, then afaik most Routers should take care of simple stuff like this. :doubt:
     
  5. encus

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    Yes, I'm behind a router.
     
  6. encus

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    Should I adjust the settings of it?

    Thanks.
     
  7. rand4505

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    Your router will only open the ping port when told to by a computer on the local side, it does this either via PnP or by seeing your comp send out traffic of the same type(which method depends on the router model/manufacture). Disabling PnP on the router is a good place to start, as well as your box.
     
  8. encus

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    Thanks rand4505.
     
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