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ICMP Ping, and UDP Port 1026 (and others)

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by ridetoofast, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    so i was looking through the Log Viewer in my McAfee Security Center and noticed there was a lot of attempted inbound traffic through various ports. I changed my settings and now I see almost exclusively ICMP pings.
    im pretty 'puter ignant when it comes to the hacker thing...WTF does ICMP ping mean and should i be worried?
    there are other messages as well such as:
    VNC-App1
    UDP Port 1026 (mostly)
    UPD Port 1028
    File Transfer (Control)
    SSH Remote Login Protocol
    Ring Zero
    Socks
    TCP Port 2967
    WTF is going on
    and no i've not been porn sufing, just mtn bike websites
     

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  2. S.n.a.k.e.

    S.n.a.k.e. Monkey

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    the 1026-1028 are window messenger spam ports
    vnc is a remote control program that wont do anything unless you have the server running on your pc
    tcp port 2967 is something from irc

    you can block them at the firewall if you are concerned. If you don't have the associated application running, these packets are 'merely' taking a bit of your bandwith.
     
  3. johnbryanpeters

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    ICMP ping is a mechanism that basically says "Are you there?" If I ping your computer and it answers it might be worth (from the hacker's viewpoint) seeing if it'll do anything else amusing on command.
     
  4. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Ping of death!