Mac Security & Open Ports

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

  1. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    Just got back from

    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


    Dec 29, 2001
    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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