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Old 03-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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On-line system vulnerability checker sites


Hi guys,

I've done some googling for websites that offer to probe your machine for vulnerabilities to attack from hackers. Most of them only handle Windows installations, however. Of those that handle Linux, I can't say I've heard of any of them and am consequently wary of the possibility that they might plant spyware on my system. So the question is, can anyone recommend a trustworthy site where I can get my firewall's efficacy probed benignly?

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:40 AM   #2
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Have you tried Shields Up at www.grc.com? It looks for Windows vulnerabilities mostly, but it can be set to check all or specific ports.
 
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Have you tried Shields Up at www.grc.com? It looks for Windows vulnerabilities mostly, but it can be set to check all or specific ports.
Hey,great site, Xavier. I always wondered what the distinction between 'dropping' a packet and 'rejecting' it actually amounted to in practice. This fellow explains it all a good deal more very clearly.
 
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Take a look at
http://www.derkeiler.com/Service/PortScan/
They use nmap to scan your computer
 
  


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