Gibson Research Corporation. Steve Gibson has various on-line firewall tests. Specifically, Shields Up and IP Agent. (Your ports can be "Nano Probed" with Shields Up). For a more in-depth security check, go the Security Space.com.
* The statements 'is now secure', 'is very secure', 'is highly secure' and 'is insecure' on the pages are misleading and wrong. They mislead trusting users into believing everything is a-OK with their system while it's not.
* The techniques and technologies used to do the scan are misrepresented. Where grc uses some common approaches, Steve hypes them into something special, better, more powerful. He does this by renaming things (he calls ICMP and SYN probes nanoprobes, for example, or calls the Net BIOS back end a Hidden Internet Server) or by misrepresenting facts, such as claiming to scan for ports to be "Stealth" where all he can detect is if there is a response and if it's a DROP, DENY or ACCEPT.
* Several scans of the same system failed to yield the same results. That is not even theoretical acceptable. Scans of common ports were completed but the result was displayed wrong, so did the program tell me, my Port 80 (HTTP) was closed or even "stealth", when - in fact - I had a web server running there. It also told me my Net BIOS port was closed or "stealth", when - in fact - I had open shares exposing my whole system to the 'net.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS