Daily Archives: July 31, 2008

Port Scan Attack!

So I’m sitting here minding my own business, writing a post about recorded telemarketing calls, when suddenly my firewall detects a possible intruder. Yikes! The notification that popped up on my monitors said:

A port scan attack has been attempted from IP address xx.xx.xx.xx.xx

I thought, “Well, that’s weird. What’s a port scan attack?”

I knew it couldn’t be good if my firewall was alerting me. My firewall had never even spoken to me before. I suddenly started to feel all important and stuff.

Anyway, as I was sitting here staring at it, trying to think about what I should do, if anything, a second attack was launched from the same IP address. Man! Somebody really wants to… scan my port! But why my port with so many other cute little ports around?

Oh well, I blacklisted the offender. If I have to write about this again, I’ll include the actual IP address from which the attempted violation is launched.

Thank you, and have a nice day.