As everyone that has read any of my posts know I am a stockholder of Akam. I hope to make money with my investment and wish nothing but good fortune for Akam. I also wish misfortune for it's competitors especially C&W.
A friend of mind suggested I get a firewall for my home computer. I installed last nite.
I find my home computer is being attacked by C&W. The firewall gives location, addresses and names of my attacker. My problem is I am not sure what to do. Any suggestions on what to do?
You are really the wise one. You are correct sir. Thank you for you answer. I guess I was paranoid. I will try to configure the firewall to stop this. I had a excellent telephone conversation with a fellow from inflo, a resEller of akamai. He told excactly what you said.
So now the big question, will akam stock a good investment?
> what do I do when someone(C&W) TRIES TO CRASH MY COMPUTER.
No one is trying to crash your computer,
oh clueless one. Your firewall is intercepting
port probes or pings -- these are not intended
to crash computers. Port probes may be used
to find vulnerable machines from which to
launch DDOS attacks like the one the other day;
if you've configured your firewall correctly, you're immune from such attempts. Pings
can be for any number of reasons, such as
measuring internet throughput.
> THE FIREWALL TELLS ME WHO IT IS AND THE IP ADDRESS AND STREET ADDRESS,
Your firewall does not tell you street addresses -- are you hallucinating?
Perhaps the packets your are receiving
contain a street address, in which case
that was put there by whoever sent the packet.
What *exactly* do you see in your firewall log?
> IF IT WAS CLOSE BY I COULD TAKE CARE OF PROBLEM,
What problem? If your problem is spending
all your time staring at your firewall
log, the solution is to stop doing that.
thanks for advice, I was not planning on sending a virus.
what do I do when someone(C&W) TRIES TO CRASH MY COMPUTER. THE FIREWALL TELLS ME WHO IT IS AND THE IP ADDRESS AND STREET ADDRESS, IF IT WAS CLOSE BY I COULD TAKE CARE OF PROBLEM, WHAT DO YOU JUST YE OLD WISE ONE :)
Generally speaking, you should report it to your ISP. Mail the attack report to abuse@your_isp_name_here
It's very likely that nothing will come of though. I've been getting attacked by the same IP address for months now and my isp did nothing. I installed Kerio, a nice, free firewall at first, but just put in a router. The router is the best way to go because your computer is then hidden behind the device and efffectively cuts-off any attack. Mine happens to have DOS filtering built in which makes it even better. Then again, I'm a tecno-nut in some ways :)
Zone Alarm has the best free firewall for securing all ports and making your BIOS invisible. I have a cable modem so I get hacked all the time. 99% of it is harmless information grabbing crap, but I still don't want anyone accessing my computer. Not for the fear of finding anything but for the fear of virus spreading and other malicious acts. There's another free utility called VisualZone which not only records the intruders IP address but lets you do reverse scans as well.