ANY way to hack a firewall?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wassup_ken, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. wassup_ken

    wassup_ken Guest

    is there ANY way to hack through a firewall? i want to know if i'm safe, i heard someone talking about being able to hack a firewall, i knew it wasn't possible....right?
     
  2. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    Any bit of prtection can be broken... It just depends on how much someone wants to do it...

    Here's my thoughts: If someone has the know how and skill to get into my computer pass the firewall hten why is'nt he hacking into a database with Credit card info or something else valueble?!?
     
  3. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    The biggest holes in your firewall, generally, are the ones you put there. There are tons of programs that have some form of virus hidden that connects to a server of some sort, be it IRC, a given IP, etc. and sits idle until it's told to do something. Often this is used to "hide" an IP when someone is doing something illegal, and can often route through several machines, or your computer may be used in a DoS attack.

    These attacks are prevented if your firewall is not one-way, meaning it allows any outbound connection, but not an incoming. The failure in this situation arises from the fact that this trojan initiated the connection.

    Any other opening in a firewall is generally either put there manually or is the result of bad code. But no matter what, never fool yourself into thinking you're secure, unless your computer is completely cut off from a network. And it's as simple as that. The same, obviously, goes for virii as well.
    /Lactic