I was doing security research on the internet at work yesterday....when all of
a sudden I got a pop up advertisement that stated that I was broadcasting my IP
address to the entire internet. It then showed a screen with my IP address
which was the the external IP interface of one of our companies firewalls.
It just bothers me that someone would be able to determine the IP address of
our firewall that easily. It seems to me that our firewall should operate in a
more stealth mode. Our firewall administrator said it is not technically
possible to do this. What is your take?…I am not a checkpoint firewall guru…so
I do not know. All I know is that if I was a hacker, I would love to hammer
away on an ip address that represented a firewall.
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