Mac Security & Open Ports

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by blackpeter, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Just got back from www.symantec.com

    After taking their "Security Check" I noticed that the only open port I've got is my Ping port. I'm no expert, but isn't there a way to close this port? I remember taking the same test in OS 9 and Ping wasn't open.

    I've got Norton Internet Security on both the 9 & X partitions. What's up?
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

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    #2
    shouldn't that port be closed
    someone correct me if I'm wrong
    but you shouldn't have to worry about viruses
    or security on the mac (but its good just to have it anyway)

    did you install norton on your machine
    if you didi it does more harm than good
    just run norton off the CD it doesn't stuff your drive
     

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