Ports open on router

  JanetO 11:25 23 Feb 2009
Locked

I ran an online security check with Symantic, the results of which said my ports 80 and ICMP Ping were open. Should I be concerned?

TIA

  Diodorus Siculus 11:59 23 Feb 2009

Nothing to worry about; Port80 is an alternative for http and ICMP Pings are simply the means of checking if a user is still on the site.

If you have a good Antivirus program and windows firewall activated and combine these with common sense you will be ok.

  JanetO 13:24 23 Feb 2009

Thanks.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review – bigger and 5x faster

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Que faire si son iPhone ou iPad est tombé dans de l'eau ?