Re: What\'s your computer telling the world?
A sensibly setup computer is not as vulnerable as that The port scans are looking for open ports to connect to usually web tools, email servers or ftp sites, and of course trojans. If these are not open then you're probably ok.
The problem comes from the fact that most windows programs switch everything on by default and if you are also sharing stuff on a home network then you need to be more carefull ( the ports used by your home network may be vulnerable to the internet ) and personally I wouldn't use peer to peer (mp3 sites for eg) under any circumstances.
A firewall on its own is not going to keep you safe if the network inside is not secured. Use PGP or similar to secure sensitive data and and be a bit street (net?) wise.
<hr width=100% size=1>No. I was right the first time....
No. I was right the first time....