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post #20 of (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 12:57 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post
yup, the chances of you specifically being targeted by a hacker is at least one in a million, one should ask himself "why would they even target me?".

its more likely that you'd unknowingly download a malicious software.
Doesn't work like that...

Nobody tries to specifically target anyone, ports scanners crawl the web probing every single combination of IP address and all 65,535 TCP/UDP ports.

When I was running a server from my house with a mere 11 ports open my logs would be filled with hundreds of probing/brute force attempts.

The amount of people who are unknowingly part of a large bot net or have their routers DNS hijacked/poisoned is huge. Open ports with vulnerable applications get you owned.

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