Solved Closed vs Stealthed Ports clarification

July 31, 2013 at 20:31:52
Specs: Windows XP, PIII 800 MHz/384 MB

These ports are already closed: stealthing is the issue, not closing them.

Yes stealthing for the dictionary online -- the act of rendering into a stealth status,

Blocked or closed as per some suggestions means port is discernable; to me stealth means its as if its not there -- much better, yes or no?

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July 31, 2013 at 20:44:58
Stealth ports are always better than closed ports, cause the are closed and hidden for attackers.

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July 31, 2013 at 23:08:28
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From a security point of view it makes absolutely no difference. A closed port is inaccessible. The only possible difference is that when a hacker sees a closed port he knows that your system is secure and won't keep trying; with no response from a stealthed port he might think the computer is switched off and so keep try ing.

Just close ports and let the hackers know that you have secured your system so they needen't bother to try.

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