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    why doesn't comodo's stealth mode stealth me?

    http://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2


    i used that above and no matter what i did it said i wasn't stealthed. i kept going into full stealth mode and i still faild the ports test.
    why?

    adn why is it that when i try to download the free zone alarm it tells me there some error where it can't download some msi patch?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Good question, I don't know your configuration for your security. I have a hardware firewall, and am definitely in full stealth mode, and my security programs are set to not respond to pings, etc. None of my ports are even visible, so as far as a NetBIOS attack occurring, I don't even exist on the internet as far as a hacker is concerned.
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    Woohoo! I'm stealth! I love Steve Gibson, he always has fun stuff. But how hard is it to be stealth? A NAT router will do the trick. How are you connecting to the internet?

    Admittedly, I have UPnP enabled on my router, so I guess I'm vulnerable from within.

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    +1 on a hardware firewall. Its not something you can do everywhere, especially for laptop users, but a decent Linksys does a good job in keeping the garbage out, where you can mainly focus on Web browsers as your point of weakness.

    Even with attacks in the late 90s, it was considered unwise to have a workstation or server directly facing the Internet.

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