RewtGuy i dont really get what you mean or saying but do you mean that what ever or how hard you try that you can never get *full* security of your computer?
Because thats very true,
Firewalll or no firewall....
No I wasn't saying anything about not being able to "completely" secure your computer although I do agree, there's always "SOME" way someone can get in...
I was saying the test was useless since it tests for things most people don't have. Like a Mail server or a FTP server.
Who said unhackable? Maybe next time don't try to put words in my mouth?
well here is more if u need. http://www.firewallleaktester.com/
But don't get paranoid just because ur firewall can't stop them. Something like the firehole one is very hard to stop.
I'm NOT paranoid. First of all I already know I would respond to some of them, as I do run services (FTP,SSH, ect...) . This is no big deal to me as I have confidence in my system and its security.
I didn't put any words in your mouth. It was sarcasm.
My point is: Even if your ports are opened or listening doesn't mean you're suddenly going to be compromised. Although it does increase your chances that's why you have your security in place.
This seems like more of a prevention type of thing which isn't always the best way to go. Yeah preventing ports from opening, you're less likely to be hacked, but you're not going to stop having sex because you're scared of getting a STD. You'll just wear a freakin' condom to protect yourself. Same princibles for services (at least for me).