winterchronic Posted October 1, 2006 Share Posted October 1, 2006 Not really a Bitcomet issue per se, but im sure some of you guys would know about stuff like this. seems like past two nights when i go to leave my torrents going overnight, as soon as i start bitcomet i recieve a lavasoft firewall warning about a "short fragments" attack attempt, from multiple IP addresses, a WHOIS reveals they are from as diverse places as thailand malaysia and costa frickin rica. a google search reveals that a "short fragments" attack can often be a false positive , caused by data packet timeouts and the like, so i dotn worry too much. i wake up this morning and view my log. i have two "teardrop" attack attempts, and three " nuke attempts" , all from different IP addresses again, strangely enough a WHOIS reveals that one of them is from the very same little town im from, seeing as i know nothing about these matters i start to worry, although my firewall seems to have picked most of these up. and then when i close bitcomet down, i recieve what the firewall claims is a "Denial Of Service" attack attempt, which again comes from many many IP adddresses, all trying on the exact port i was using with bitcomet. i start to think, why me? what have i done to be targetted LOL, and then i think, when i was on dial up i never had a firewall and my PC never got "hacked"....... is this going to happen every time i use bitcomet? im a fairly good seeder, i dont have any sensitive info on my PC, and if they want to hack my PC they wouldnt even find anything that interesting to play with. SO whats the point? Is there anything i can do to stop this? although my firewall is picking all of this up, around 5 connection attempts per second is slowing my internet speed down a fair bit, and its annoying and a bit worrying. Can any of you guys add some information and/or inpuit on these attacks, what they mean, and how to protect myself please? thankyou very much :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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