Status of Ports

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  1. Kewldewde

    Kewldewde Registered Member

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    Hello Everyone

    I did a scan of ports and i got the following result:
    My Ports 21, 23 and 80 are open.

    My Questions are:
    1. Is my PC vulnerable?
    2. Do i need to stealth it to be secure?
    3. How can i stealth the ports?
    4. Will stealthing ports 21, 23 and 80 affect Internet usage in any way?
     
  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Run the same tests from outside your local computer network, i.e. from nmap-online.com.

    Your results are common if you run nmap from within your local computer network.

    If you have a hardware router and get the same results, then you need to ask the question - how do I stealth my hardware router's ports? - i.e. check your hardware router manufacturer's documentation.

    Also, check the scan results from https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 for your ports.

    Stealthing those ports should not affect your Internet usage in any way, i.e. all unrequested traffic should be dropped, otherwise, requested traffic should get a response.

    -- Tom
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2010
  3. FiOS Dan

    FiOS Dan Registered Member

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    A hardware (e.g. router) or software firewall can stealth those ports.
     
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