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dangerous to leave port open?

Beitragvon cnouvelle » Do Apr 17, 2014 4:49 am

Hello!

Is it dangerous to leave 8090, or any other selected port, open? Could someone sniff the port, and get into my computer through the Yacy program?
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Re: dangerous to leave port open?

Beitragvon David » Fr Apr 18, 2014 3:32 pm

Hi!

As far as I know, It's only dangerous, if there are known security vulnerabilities for the program running behind the open port (in this case yacy). So, it's recommended to keep your programs (and operating systems) updated, unless you know what you are doing.
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Re: dangerous to leave port open?

Beitragvon biolizard89 » Fr Apr 18, 2014 11:02 pm

If you're feeling paranoid, you could run YaCy inside a virtual machine.
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Re: dangerous to leave port open?

Beitragvon cnouvelle » Sa Apr 19, 2014 8:25 am

If someone breaks into my virtual-machine YaCy, they can't get around the rest of the computer? How about the network as a whole? I didn't realize that virtual machines (e.g. Oracle Virtualbox) were so airtight.
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