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Re: Company Firewall's IP Address
From: "Eric Balsa" <ericb () sysdump com>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:20:25 -0800

I think your admin knows more about this than you do and you should listen
to him. In order to be connected to the internet, you need an IP address,
it's that simple. Any half decent firewall has the ability to block certains
types of incoming requests including any "hammering" people can throw at it.
That popup is a scare tactic to get you to buy something.


----- Original Message -----
From: "tony tony" <tonytorri () yahoo com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>; "Cisaca" <cisaca-l () purdue edu>
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:09 PM
Subject: Company Firewall's IP Address

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
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
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
I do not know.   All I know is that if I was a hacker, I would love to
away on an ip address that represented a firewall.

Click on the following to learn more about this pop up site.


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