Originally Posted by epic1337
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.