I use ZAISS 7.0.483.000. And i have my Internet Zone firewall settings set to High. Trusted Zone to Medium. The Zone Alarm Firewall High Security settings fo the Internet Zone are currently set to the Default
I just ran a true stealth analysis of my PC via:
and it showed all my ports were Stealthed. However, I did get the following warning regarding the ping test
"Ping Reply: RECEIVED (FAILED) Your system REPLIED to our Ping (ICMP Echo) requests, making it visible on the Internet. Most personal firewalls can be configured to block, drop, and ignore such ping requests in order to better hide systems from hackers. This is highly recommended since "Ping" is among the oldest and most common methods used to locate systems prior to further exploitation."
Can someone kindly explain the meaning of this "Ping test failure"? How serious a security risk is it?
How would I remedy it without disabling or impeding my DSL connection or important programs?
I use Verizon DSL with a Westell 6100 modem and a Linksys BEFSR 41 Router
Thanks in advance:
Windows XP Pro
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Message Edited by eliuri on 08-28-2008 04:03 PM
Message Edited by eliuri on 08-28-2008 04:20 PM