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How to enable Windows firewall to log attempts to connect to closed (not listenting) ports? [migrated]

We have some servers with Windows firewall and logging enabled for dropped connections. We observe that when we do a port scan with nmap, the log (pfirewall.log) only reports attempts to connect ...
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If all ports are closed, do i need firewall?

I often read an article which enable firewall to secure public Wi-fi. But I think firewall may not need when (like nmap said) all ports are closed. Because if all ports are closed, all packets which ...
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How does a firewall protect against denial of service attack? [duplicate]

I do not know much about firewalls etc, but I am curious as to how a firewall protects against Denial of service attacks. My understanding is that, sending a lot of requests(more than the server ...
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IPtables Linux Firewall and IPsec traffic

Can iptables filter out incoming datagrams that are IPSec-tunneled packets going to port 25?
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Is there a trusted independent firewall review company?

I don't know how to write this without it sounding like a plug (lol), but it's not. So please don't close-vote it, even if you really want your editor badge. Here goes: There's this site called ...
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LAN client attempting to connect to many unkown IPs on Boot [migrated]

I have a Zywall 110 Firewall. While perusing the logs I was seeing random bursts of attempted connections to unknown external IP addresses from a single LAN client computer. I noticed because I would ...
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problems in ipv6 firewall configurations [closed]

For the below configurations, I am not able to connect the system from ip: 2606:a000:122d:113:f456:ca4d:fe2:2656.so, i removed the DROP rule from ipv4 configurations then it is allowing to ...
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Using unusual port numbers [duplicate]

Are there any security benefits to setting up the ports on your firewall to non-standard numbers? For example, using port 15 for the SQL service.
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download file from shorten url [closed]

we are getting shorten urls for file download from our manufacture. When we click on those urls, it is redirect to dropbox or other well knows ftp websites. these website is allowed in our network. ...
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Database Protection : External & Internal

My company is using a weird database setup and I can't really figure what it is adding in term of security. Our Setup Outside World [Firewall] DMZ – Web Server [Firewall] External Database ...
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How would iOS or Android app “firewall” for extended permissions (location, etc) work?

I'm interested in blocking or reporting any application's usage of extended permissions, regardless if they are granted those rights, such as: GPS / Location / Wifi Radio signal data Telemetry My ...
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Is it safe to host passwordless web applications/software with web GUI in Virtual Machines

I have a Linux Mint Virtual Machine which I use quite a lot with my Windows host. I have lots of Software installed there (mostly with web GUI so I can access them from host easily). So I am ...
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FIN Flag - Evade Firewall [duplicate]

I would want to understand how which setting a FIN Flag. That flag closes the connection. Can someone explain me how FIN Scan do it?
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Windows Firewall Connection Security with Certificate

I've been fiddling with the Windows firewall configuration of some computers within a VMWare based LAN (no domain). To aid in my testing and debugging, I created a small, self-hosted console ...
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Windows Firewall Log question

I have a question about log entries within my Windows Firewall log. I see these kind every now and then: #Fields: date time action protocol src-ip dst-ip src-port dst-port size tcpflags tcpsyn tcpack ...
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A seemingly innocent program is attempting to connect online. Should I be worried?

OS: Windows 10 64-bit updated, usually used for development and Steam-CSGO. Straight to the point: Solitaire just tried to connect to the internet. Details: After tightening my firewall rules after ...
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Blocking all incoming traffic, will it still accept a response from a request I initiated?

I am a 'newbie' when it comes to firewalls, but I am trying to launch some machines that will connect to Facebook's Graphs API. I only want these machines to contact Facebook and nothing else. By this ...
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What does the Juniper backdoor actually allow an attacker to do?

The Juniper ScreenOS backdoor recently discovered provides administrative access to these firewalls, but in terms of access to valuable data can it actually provide an attacker with anything useful ...
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CPU load of iptables to deny IPs during DDoS event [closed]

If a server has an external IP address protected with an iptables whitelist rule to reject all by default except from 3 ip addresses ip1, ip2 and ip3. If someone identifies this external IP address, ...
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Firewall UDP Packet Source Port 53 Ruleset Bypass

I have a question regarding recent PCI DSS scan performed on our network. On some of the Windows 2008 servers (physical and VM), there is a risk found "Firewall UDP Packet Source Port 53 Ruleset ...
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A destructive force can always leak information through HTTP packets. Should I bother configuring outbound rules on my firewall?

I know my way around firewalls, but I am in no way a security expert. And recently, I am wondering how to effectively configure the outbound rules of any company's firewall. For the question's sake, ...
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Is rooting an Android phone to install an anti-virus firewall worth it?

Some Android anti-virus offer a firewall like Avast or Comodo anti-virus but you need to have a root access to use them. However rooting an Adroid phone is often presented as a security risk. So: ...
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Situations that a firewall should use rule for all packets

When should a "match all packets" rule be used (instead of chain policy)? I think that this should be used in real time applications like audio streaming or video broadcasting. Are there other ...
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Firewall tiered architecture and firewall brands in today's context

In the past, we were often taught that we should have at least two layers of firewalls and it was best to use different brands so that at least it would make it more difficult for hackers to ...
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Is it a bad idea for a firewall to block ICMP?

This question was inspired by this answer which states in part: The generic firewall manifest file finishes off by dropping everything I didn't otherwise allow (besides ICMP. Don't turn off ICMP). ...
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Can you use two hardware firewalls?

There is a rule that says "don't use/install more than one firewalls on one computer " (software firewalls to be exact) which means if you have a network and it has five computers you can only ...
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Why does Windows realtime protection block specific URLs?

I have observed this strange behaviour with Windows (7 to 10). When active realtime protection is enabled, it blocks my own website. The page has nothing special (PHP and JavaScript), just good old ...
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Port forwarding with 0.0.0.0, any threat?

I set up on our company's firewall (fortigate100d) a port forwarding to one of our Internal services. As we don't have a static public IP I used 0.0.0.0 as an external IP so the remote users can ...
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How does a firewall software intercept network communication?

I have a basic idea of what a software-based packet filter does, and I'm not sure if it's entirely accurate. Basically, a packet filter is a loadable kernel module that is inserted into the network ...
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How to remote access a server behind firewall? [closed]

I have a server with defined IP address (it is for my own usage). I would like to use it from remote access. The server is behind a firewall. Is there a way to access it from remote computer? Is ...
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Is it possible to detect DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)?

If one suspects one's packets are subject to DPI, how can it be detected?
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Can network admin detect an MiTM attack?

I am on a WiFi network with a SonicWall router (I'm guessing this comes with an IDS). If someone on my network launches an MiTM attack on me, will the network admin be able to detect this? Does an ...
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If I set http.sslVerify to false in git, then will the connection be secure?

If I set "http.sslVerify false"(in .gitconfig file) in git, then will the connection be secure? In between, we are using pfsense firewall and squid+squidgaurd for web-filtering. Is this a good path ...
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Does it add anything to restrict IP address?

I have an https website that is protected by a login form (username + password). Does it add anything, protection wise, if I put this website behind a firewall that only allow certain IP address?
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Firewall egress filtering by domain

In our production environment, we are connecting to a few core external service providers though their APIs, and are required to have all other services blocked (PCI DSS). We currently have a ...
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What's the difference between an application-level and circuit-level gateway?

From Wikipedia, I understand that circuit level gateways look at TCP handshakes to filter illegitimate traffic and that application level gateways somehow filter application specific traffic. But I ...
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JUNIPER Junos Pulse - how to apply policy to device

We'd like to set up and use Juniper Junos Pulse on iphone and ipad for access to Corporate mail. We have juniper SA and have prepared the policy, but how do we apply the policy to the devices?
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Fortigate monitoring with SNMP and Devmon template

I'm trying to monitor some aspects from our Fortigate firewall (like how many traffic goes through each tunnel) through a combination of Xymon, Devmon and SNMP. I downloaded the MIB files from the ...
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Can a web server be secured with just a firewall?

I'm about to go online with my first web site, it is a small project hosted on a regular home PC running Windows 7. I want to keep the software footprint at minimum, so it only contains the operating ...
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Why my proxy is still having some connections blocked

I am behind a firewall in France. I connect to proxy A, in Ireland with Dante via SSH port 22 and make a tunnel forwarding port 1080. The proxy works as expected but still having a port range ...
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Difference between IDS and IPS and Firewall

The differences between an IDS and a firewall are that the latter prevents malicious traffic, whereas the IDS: Passive IDS: the IDS only reports that there was an intrusion. Active IDS: the IDS also ...
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Shared Global Blacklist Trust Issue

Some vendors like Palo Alto Networks make appliances that will sync blacklists across all of their client base when one of their clients gets attacked. So after the first guy gets attacked, all of the ...
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Network UTM firewalls, are they really worth it?

I am currently looking at boosting the network security in my organization. (Currently we just use really basic small business network firewalls we primarily bought for IPSec VPNs). However, from ...
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How to find why so many host are talking to an IP which is blacklisted

In my SIEM tool, I got multiple alerts for communication with malware sites from Palo Alto firewall. I have seen many outbound communications from internal IPs toward IP: 74.217.31.51 having host ...
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Blacklisting IP addresses — when should we take action?

I am responsible for securing an AWS environment and am noticing various recon attacks against the environment. We have the option of blocking the IP addresses in our firewall, but the environment is ...
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I am not connecting to internet, do I still need the windows firewall on?

Forgive my ignorance but I am truly uncertain. Here is my situation: I have dual booted a Linux distro and Windows 7 on my machine. Windows 7 sole purpose is for gaming, that's all. I'm not planning ...
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How should I tunnel arbitrary protocol traffic over HTTPS?

I'm posting this question from a moving train! (Ok, maybe that's not so impressive.) This train has an annoying WiFi - it's low-throughput, high-latency, tends to lose packets, and blocks most kinds ...
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What are the security implications of allowing all incoming connections in a firewall on a typical Windows server?

Say I have a Windows Server (let's go with Windows Server 2012, but I'm thinking in general). It's running IIS. We have our standard website, accessible via port 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). And let's ...
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How to limit source port for accessing blocked website?

My country has a firewall which blocks sites like Facebook, whatsApp etc. However, they use some kind of port blocking, so some important websites for me like Chegg is also getting blocked I think due ...
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What are the difference between IPS and WAF in terms of DDoS?

I have heard about both Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). Which is better in preventing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and why?