Author Topic: Network scan shows insecure wifi, open port. Contradicted by f-secure  (Read 858 times)

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Offline MrToad

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I did network scan on 2 laptops attached to my wifi network. I both cases avast indicated the internet had access due to open port..the router was insecure. To confirm, I ran well-regarded F-secure router checker  https://www.f-secure.com/en_US/web/home_us/router-checker and came up with "no issues found."
Since I'm not sure how to fix this router security problem if there is one, I need to confirm that avast is correct on this.


Offline MrToad

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Re: Network scan shows insecure wifi, open port. Contradicted by f-secure
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 11:11:16 PM »
I used Steve Gibson's Shield's up https://www.grc.com/shieldsup to test both the port named by avast and all ports and no vulnerabilities were reported..I'm leaning toward Avast false positive on this.

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Re: Network scan shows insecure wifi, open port. Contradicted by f-secure
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 11:29:33 PM »
Be aware that when running grc test, it is testing the first firewall on the network ...
Is that your router? Are you behind a isp box with firewall ? Is your ISP blocking those ports,

Read all the info below after running grc test   ;)


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Re: Network scan shows insecure wifi, open port. Contradicted by f-secure
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 11:39:14 PM »
I downloaded and ran housecall. Output was confusing...got they sense it was about promoting a product.