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need help with a test.

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by itnewby, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. itnewby

    itnewby Bit Poster

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    hi i need help with a test drop on me for weds i have to protect my self from three attacks with zone alarms but have never used it and don't know where to start. can anybody give me a clue!! because i don't!! thanks
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    First thing to do is download the free version. Having hands-on experience will beat any amount of descriptions we can give!

    Harry.
     
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  3. itnewby

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    hi harry i have done that i have watch the tutorial but it did not show me how to block different attacks ?
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    First - these 3 attacks. Are they specified, or just 3 random attacks?

    Next - do you know how a firewall works, and how ZA implements such functionality?

    How well do you know TCP/IP networking?

    What is the scenario? Home, Office or not specified?

    Harry.
     
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  5. itnewby

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    it says i have to config a firewall (personal) to prevent three security related problemsi have to choose three and produce screen shots to show evidence of config
     
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  6. itnewby

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    they covered this two weeks ago but just for 1 hr and i did,t get it then?
     
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  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hm - somewhat vague.

    ZA (and others - but I know ZA best) can be configured to show attempts to break in from outside, and attempts to phone home from trojans inside. So that is two threats.

    Most personal firewalls can also inspect email and report - ZA has this capability, so if that is allowed as a 'threat' then there is your third.

    Harry.
     
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Didn't you take notes? <grin> One of the most important skills to develop is good note-taking!

    Harry.
     
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  9. itnewby

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    point taken ,but its the how that i am stuck with i have looked at the firewall settings and it say low med or high it cant be that easy .what as got me at it one of the young guys was talking about closing ports?
     
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  10. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    ZA free doesn't have the granularity to close individual ports as far as I know. The full version will do this. Also the XP built-in firewall can do this but it is messy to do.

    There are other tabs in ZA free other than 'low/mid/high' which will give alerts to more than just programs.

    And the question doesn't mention individual ports, so why worry about it?

    Harry.
     
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  11. itnewby

    itnewby Bit Poster

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    cheers harry thanks a lot i will have a play .
     
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  12. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF 8)
     
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