Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


IcI



328 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 66

Trusted

Topic # 214603 20-May-2017 00:56
Send private message quote this post

For those who expose their Ubiquity router to the Internet, please run a Shields Up scan against your own device and post the results.

 

I'd like to know how yours compares to mine. Maybe a bit more tweaking via the CLI is required on my side.

 

Click to see full size

 

 


Create new topic
6285 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2735

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1785010 20-May-2017 08:56
Send private message quote this post

Yeah you've got something a wee bit iffy with your firewall configuration:

 

 

Did you follow the guide in my signature?





Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz
Want to be with an epic ISP? Want $20 to join them too? Well, use this link to sign up to BigPipe!
The Router Guide | Electric KiwiCommunity UniFi Cloud Controller | Ubiquiti Edgerouter Tutorial


179 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 32


  Reply # 1785016 20-May-2017 09:21
Send private message quote this post

Mine looks fine, although I was following a guide from the best wink

 


 
 
 
 


nas

166 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 1785020 20-May-2017 09:32
Send private message quote this post

No issues with my ERL

 


8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1785135 20-May-2017 13:43
Send private message quote this post

All green and good - ERL and only using the default WAN rules from the intial setup.

 

"Your system has achieved a perfect "TruStealth" rating. Not a single packet — solicited or otherwise — was received from your system as a result of our security probing tests."


142 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 1785769 22-May-2017 09:27
Send private message quote this post

I don't know what you're worried about/testing for - packet filter firewall tests are relevant to the 1990s - not the present.


What does this tag do
839 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 153

Subscriber

  Reply # 1785798 22-May-2017 09:52
Send private message quote this post

vulcannz:

 

I don't know what you're worried about/testing for - packet filter firewall tests are relevant to the 1990s - not the present.

 

 

Sorry but that is a broad sweeping statement. If more people used ShieldsUp we wouldn't have seen the rapid spread of WannaCrypt, or security cameras sitting on the public internet, etc etc.


3068 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 824


  Reply # 1785810 22-May-2017 10:16
Send private message quote this post

vulcannz:

I don't know what you're worried about/testing for - packet filter firewall tests are relevant to the 1990s - not the present.



Can you explain why?

The way routers can shield the internal network hasnt really changed for several decades.

Do you mean ipv6 negates security as devices are exposed to the internet?

142 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 1785849 22-May-2017 10:42
Send private message quote this post

jnimmo:

 

vulcannz:

 

I don't know what you're worried about/testing for - packet filter firewall tests are relevant to the 1990s - not the present.

 

 

Sorry but that is a broad sweeping statement. If more people used ShieldsUp we wouldn't have seen the rapid spread of WannaCrypt, or security cameras sitting on the public internet, etc etc.

 

 

 

 

Wannacrypt spread primarily by email phishing attacks. Users clicks an email and that links to a dropped, dropper brings in malware. The IPS portion of wannacrypt was based on an SMB attack that usually happened once a PC within a network was infected.

 

 


142 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 1785854 22-May-2017 10:50
Send private message quote this post

surfisup1000:
vulcannz:

 

I don't know what you're worried about/testing for - packet filter firewall tests are relevant to the 1990s - not the present.

 



Can you explain why?

The way routers can shield the internal network hasnt really changed for several decades.

Do you mean ipv6 negates security as devices are exposed to the internet?


 

No, I mean most of attacks have transitioned from packet/port attacks into the data payload. Having a router that does packet filtering is all fine and dandy, but the bad guys have moved on from that type of attack (well except for DoS/DDoS's which is still going to kill a packet filter). Shieldsup is nice to check for open ports, but if you use it to give you any sense of network security you're greatly mistaken.

 

A typical attack will involve phishing, a dropper, then they bring in their malware. All this is usually happening over SSL encrypted sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 


What does this tag do
839 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 153

Subscriber

  Reply # 1785860 22-May-2017 11:00
Send private message quote this post

I don't think anyone was trying to use it as a measure of network security, but an indicator of insecurity. It is still important to know what ports are open, that you're not exposing management web interface or remote management ports.


142 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 1785861 22-May-2017 11:03
Send private message quote this post

jnimmo:

 

I don't think anyone was trying to use it as a measure of network security, but an indicator of insecurity. It is still important to know what ports are open, that you're not exposing management web interface or remote management ports.

 

 

 

 

Yeah that I understand, but still you did say "If more people used ShieldsUp we wouldn't have seen the rapid spread of WannaCrypt"

 

 

 

 


3038 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 858

Subscriber

  Reply # 1785996 22-May-2017 14:53
Send private message quote this post

I think it's great a novice is at least checking their work. And shields up is a great tool to check all the basics... key things being open dns or ntp on routers getting used in amplification attacks.
Extremely relevant these days!

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Nothing nebulous about Microsoft’s cloud-transition
Posted 21-Jul-2017 15:34


We’re spending more on tech, but not as much as Australians
Posted 21-Jul-2017 11:43


Endace announces EndaceFabric for network-wide packet recording
Posted 20-Jul-2017 20:49


Acorn 6: MacOS image editing for the rest of us
Posted 20-Jul-2017 17:04


HTC faces backlash over keyboard pop-up ads
Posted 19-Jul-2017 15:53


BNZ adds Visa credit cards to Android Pay wallet
Posted 18-Jul-2017 19:44


Still living in a Notification hell – Om Malik
Posted 18-Jul-2017 13:00


Duet Display uses iPad to extend Mac, PC
Posted 18-Jul-2017 10:58


PC sales could be worse
Posted 17-Jul-2017 07:34


Crypto-currencies, tulips, market bubbles
Posted 17-Jul-2017 06:38


NZ Tech Podcast: Big batteries, solar cars, cold war, IoT
Posted 16-Jul-2017 16:53


Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications
Posted 13-Jul-2017 16:49


Rural health professionals see fibre pay-off
Posted 13-Jul-2017 11:52


Vodafone announces expansion of $5 Daily Roaming
Posted 13-Jul-2017 10:20


Intel unveils powerful Intel Xeon Scalable processors
Posted 12-Jul-2017 20:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.