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what would happen if i just opened all the ports in my router and firewall

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reason why im asking this is because i hate opening new ports for new programs, and im running a small network which consists only of a pc, xbox 360 and ps2. also i have no idea how to turn off my routers firewall, if that has anything to do with ports
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Re: what would happen if i just opened all the ports in my router and firewall

Feb 10, 2007
You would be more susceptible to viruses and trojan horses.
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Re: what would happen if i just opened all the ports in my router and firewall

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Elias T. wrote:
reason why im asking this is because i hate opening new ports for new programs, and im running a small network which consists only of a pc, xbox 360 and ps2. also i have no idea how to turn off my routers firewall, if that has anything to do with ports


hackers viruses spam malware spyware that stuff

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Re: what would happen if i just opened all the ports in my router and firewall

Feb 10, 2007
Virus City!!!!!!!!
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Re: what would happen if i just opened all the ports in my router and firewall

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*waits for sum1 to do the haxzorz thing*
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Re: what would happen if i just opened all the ports in my router and firewall

Feb 10, 2007
It's not just to block traffic from others on the network. A firewall blocks incoming traffic from the internet. It prevents any type of port attack.

Still, if you don't think anyone's gonna try hacking you for any reason, it can't hurt to do it. Just disable your personal firewall, and if you use a router, set your IP in the DMZ portion of your router. That'll automatically open all ports for you.

Personally, I don't bother with a firewall. I don't expect to be hacked any time soon. I don't like anything using system resources.
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