[Dshield] What were the hackers trying to do?

KJS_Public kjs_public at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 3 21:18:54 GMT 2003



| Guess I still don't understand. It came through my ISP. Are you
saying
| >that an infected LAN passed this to my ISP and they let it through
to
| >me? Shouldn't my ISP be filtering this type of traffic?
| No. The ISP provides connectivity - nothing more. When someone
connects to
| your IP it's really no different than someone dialing your telephone
| number. In both cases, the network is nothing more than a hub
routing the
| traffic.
|
| What kind of firewall do you have?
|
| How do you connect to the Internet?
|

I use Norton Internet Security 2003 as my firewall and I connect to
the Internet with DSL/Enternet 300 PPPoE dynamic address.
So what would happen if my computer was using that same private IP
address?




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