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    [SOLVED] Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    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.
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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    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
    Brian.

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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by brian_p View Post
    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.
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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    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..
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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    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"?

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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    (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.
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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    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

    Code:
    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.
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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by brian_p View Post
    If you stick with packages from official Ubuntu sources 'much less prone' would become 'not prone'.

    Executing

    Code:
    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:
    Code:
    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
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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    If you are running from the machine you want to scan
    Code:
    nmap -sT -p 20-65535 localhost

    From another machine

    Code:
    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.

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    Re: Is there a need for Anti Hacking Software to protect Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    As requested:
    Code:
    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

    Code:
    nmap -sT -p 20-65535 localhost
    Brian.

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