where are those threat gates?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by testsoso, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. testsoso

    testsoso Registered Member

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    If you are conneceted online, and you has a firewall, and closed all unused ports and services. now if you don't have any internet activities, not browser...and no app connect and listening any ports...how can the bad guys attack you?

    in this case do we need anything more than the firewall? do we need some IDS things like snort? bufferoverflou protection? or anything else? how can the bad gays come in first place?
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Well, you're pretty much covered. If you do not establish any connection anywhere, you're isolated from the external world. However, there's always the active gate - you and your activities, what you click, what you install etc...
    Mrk
     
  3. Kerodo

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    If you're a typical home user, you can relax.... nobody is going to attack you. Unless of course you go to some forums and start asking people to. ;)
     
  4. testsoso

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    Thanx for your reply, so the threat gate is only the apps, which i use to connct?
    so a sandboxie will help, where firewall allowed to pass?

    i ask because there are some products, like Avast Network module...are they any useful?

    If the Threat only come from the browser, let say i only use the internet for surfing, no p2p, no emails chart and others...basicly a Proxomitron with a good set of filters will stop the most bad things.

    so what do you think about this setup:

    personal firewall->first gate,
    Proxomitron->secound filter for web,
    Sandboxie->every thing get through the first 2.
    an HIPS->antiexecutable

    and i don't do any intall. will this setup secure enough? or do i still need Avast Network module? or PCC scan for Network Virus? or anything like a anti ARP?
     
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