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Rytron
May 15th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Hi,
Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?
Also if there is a need, is there any freeware Anti Hacking Software available for Ubuntu?
Thanks.

brian_p
May 15th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Hi,
Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?
Also if there is a need, is there any freeware Anti Hacking Software available for Ubuntu?
Thanks.

The likelihood of your receiving some useful responses would be increased if you would specify what it is you want to protect

Rytron
May 16th, 2008, 12:47 AM
The likelihood of your receiving some useful responses would be increased if you would specify what it is you want to protect

Well you see, I was listening to a radio program recently about personal computers being vulnerable to hackers. I refer to protecting all files on my pc.

Dr Small
May 16th, 2008, 03:38 AM
Hackers are the good guys, crackers are the bad guys.
Anti-hacker software on Ubuntu? That is like saying, you want to buy the book without the pages..

hyper_ch
May 16th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Well you see, I was listening to a radio program recently about personal computers being vulnerable to hackers. I refer to protecting all files on my pc.

(1) As long as you are connected to an external network you are always vulnerable for being hacked... when you can access the internet, the internet can also access you

(2) What do you mean by "protecting all files on my pc"?

Rytron
May 16th, 2008, 11:54 AM
(1) As long as you are connected to an external network you are always vulnerable for being hacked... when you can access the internet, the internet can also access you

(2) What do you mean by "protecting all files on my pc"?

So I presume Ubuntu is much less prone to hackers than Windows or Mac. I mean by 'all files' - you know any files I create myself such as spreadsheets, text files, etc.

brian_p
May 16th, 2008, 12:28 PM
So I presume Ubuntu is much less prone to hackers than Windows or Mac. I mean by 'all files' - you know any files I create myself such as spreadsheets, text files, etc.

If you stick with packages from official Ubuntu sources 'much less prone' would become 'not prone'.

Executing


nmap -sT -p 20-65535

will give you some idea about which ports are open on the machine. You could even post the output here if you wish.

Rytron
May 16th, 2008, 03:04 PM
If you stick with packages from official Ubuntu sources 'much less prone' would become 'not prone'.

Executing


nmap -sT -p 20-65535

will give you some idea about which ports are open on the machine. You could even post the output here if you wish.


As requested:

Starting Nmap 4.53 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2008-05-16 15:04 IST
WARNING: No targets were specified, so 0 hosts scanned.
Nmap done: 0 IP addresses (0 hosts up) scanned in 0.124 seconds

Monicker
May 16th, 2008, 03:30 PM
If you are running from the machine you want to scan


nmap -sT -p 20-65535 localhost


From another machine


nmap -sT -p 20-65535 192.168.1.100


Obviously you should change the ip address in the second example to match the actual address of your machine.

I would also recommend a scan from outside your network, directed at the public ip address of the gateway.

brian_p
May 16th, 2008, 03:31 PM
As requested:

Starting Nmap 4.53 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2008-05-16 15:04 IST
WARNING: No targets were specified, so 0 hosts scanned.
Nmap done: 0 IP addresses (0 hosts up) scanned in 0.124 seconds

Apologies, I forgot bthe target. That should be


nmap -sT -p 20-65535 localhost

Monicker
May 16th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Does anybody knows what exactly nmap do? I mean, how it works?

Its a feature rich port scanner. Check the description in Synaptic, or run "apt-cache show nmap" from a terminal.

Rytron
May 16th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Apologies, I forgot bthe target. That should be


nmap -sT -p 20-65535 localhost

Heres my output:


:~$ nmap -sT -p 20-65535 localhost

Starting Nmap 4.53 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2008-05-16 15:56 IST
Note: Host seems down. If it is really up, but blocking our ping probes, try -PN
Nmap done: 1 IP address (0 hosts up) scanned in 2.067 seconds

brian_p
May 17th, 2008, 09:00 AM
Heres my output:


:~$ nmap -sT -p 20-65535 localhost

Starting Nmap 4.53 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2008-05-16 15:56 IST
Note: Host seems down. If it is really up, but blocking our ping probes, try -PN
Nmap done: 1 IP address (0 hosts up) scanned in 2.067 seconds

Not really the output I'd expect but I still think you can be confident your files are safe.