Status of Ports

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Kewldewde, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. Kewldewde

    Kewldewde Registered Member

    Mar 13, 2010
    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

    Jun 16, 2005
    Run the same tests from outside your local computer network, i.e. from

    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 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

    May 24, 2006
    Redondo Beach, CA
    A hardware (e.g. router) or software firewall can stealth those ports.
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