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Outpost Firewall

Post by wingman on 7/6/2010, 03:35

Agnitum has improved quit a bit since the failure of version 4 and 5.
Really liking OPSS 7 now. Version 6 wasn’t too bad at least for Pro, but OPSS was slow.
I was going back and forth between Online Armor and OP 6. OA was very fast didn’t like the firewall part (not enough control compared to OP), seemed like it relied on the HIPS part too much, as with most firewalls.
Would be interesting to hear from other users.
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Post by wingman on 20/11/2010, 05:11

The worst I feared happened, my Router was compromised.
I googled maleware infecting router and sure enough there is crap to do this. The only thing I downloaded was from "Giveaway of the day" can't remember the exact program. They did have that rip-off "Shadow Defender" they had awhile back, you can find it in Wilder's.
Has anyone had this problem?
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Post by Stephen2 on 20/11/2010, 09:16

What makes you think your router was "compromised/infected by malware"? What symptoms led you to this conclusion?

Is your router secured with a non-standard administrator username/password?

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Post by wingman on 21/11/2010, 07:23

I looked over at my router and Power/sec was flashing like it does when I disconnect the cable modem power supply. Then tried to log in, could not do that. Was locked out. Tried the default password no luck. Push the reset button in the back ( maybe 6 times) before everything was reset, including the firmware. In the logs something did not look right in port 22, now that is set to block, and dumped Outpost for Online Armor.
Question; if some malware creeped in to my system, why did Outpost not alert me. Can this kind of malware bypass the firewall and go directly to the router?
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Post by wingman on 21/11/2010, 07:30

Is your router secured with a non-standard administrator username/password?

Yes
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Post by Stephen2 on 30/1/2011, 03:49

I know this information is out of date now, but:

1) The router comes BEFORE your PC, and no software firewall can protect the router from packets

2) Depending upon router brand/model you should be able to restrict administrative access from the LAN ports only, to prevent the "web" from accessing your router setup

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