RPC probe explosion.

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    RPC probe explosion.

    Hey check out your firewall logs. Loads of port 135 requests all over the place. Is this RPC worm out, or is it just a bunch of script kiddies scanning people?

    If you don't know what RPC is, go to Windows Update, and get the patch. Now.

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    You mean this stuff?

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    The firewall has blocked Internet access to your computer 
    (TCP Port 135) from *.*.*.* (TCP Port 4152) [TCP Flags: S].
    
    User: default
    Program: Distributed COM Services
    Time: 8/11/2003 4:13:20 PM
    I get quite a few of them since yesterday - and I've been wondering ... Thanks for the news.

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    Is this RPC worm out, or is it just a bunch of script kiddies scanning people?
    both the canned windows scanners are out and i have seen a couple worms floating about...

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    Ive been getting more kiddies than usual.

    I used to have a Linux box as a firewall, so i really never worried that much. But it over heated awhile ago. Maybe i can hack something up. I really dont feel like patching Windows every hour id something is up.

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    Once it was in a game(Delta Force Black Hawk Down) and I did the Norton trace thing, it came back as Egypt. Any one else find out anything?

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    New for nerds, stuff that matters, my home page

    I didnt even notice that one....

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    how do external firewalls/routers fair against these things? My computer doesnt get along with windows patches that well...

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    Originally posted by Perspective
    how do external firewalls/routers fair against these things? My computer doesnt get along with windows patches that well...
    Well you can block the ports, but if someone joins your network with an infected machine behind the firewall, you're screwed.

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    mmm been updating all our machines lately , this is a big prob.
    good to be ahead and up to date though ,
    And To All Those Opposed, WELL !!!
    >Deleted< " Looks like a serial no."

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    I have a webserver running on ports 473 and 474, leaving a hole in my router's firewall. Do I need to disable this temporarily? My ISP blocks incoming communications on ports 23, 80, and all the other ones that are used for standard services (webserver, mail server, etc. It violates the terms of service) I also have the router set to not respond to pings. I think I have all the windows updates, and I'm about to check. Am I safe, or do I need to lock it down more?

    edit: WinXP
    Away.

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    As long as you're fully patched from windowsupdate you'll be okay.

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    You should lock down everything you can normaly anyway.

    Its kind of annoying(when you run a new program you might have update something), but you dont have to worry as much.

    Im more worried of something getting in rather than something getting out(no vital info on my deskto).


    Just out of curiosity, werent you playing with linux awhile ago?

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    Yup, I have my computer set up to dual boot though. I run Windows well over 90% of the time, and my webserver is on Windows.
    Away.

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    If your like me and only angry at linux for no sound the webserver would be a kool thing to play with on linux.

    But its kind of hard to switch completely for a desktop, I know.

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    I could run the webserver off Linux easily enough, but then I would have to figure out how to keep the Linux and Windows versions of the site the same (I update frequently). Seems like a lot of work... and yeah, the sound thing is my #1 against Linux I don't particularly care for GAIM either. And I can't program in DirectX on Linux/ I don't have Visual Studio on Linux either. The switch is tough. Perhaps when/if I get a laptop, I'll make that dual boot too (if I can... not sure.)
    Away.

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