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Old 2005-02-17, 08:52 PM
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Re: Using BitTorrant to Hack??

Originally Posted by irishcrazy2005
Pardon my stupidity, but why then have a firewall in the first place?

That's not a stupid question.

I didn't mean to imply that you can just open up all of your ports and not worry about being hacked. The question was about the standard Bittorrent ports 6881-6999. But there are many "Well Known" system ports that should be protected by a firewall. In this case, the operating system and its related utilities are listening on these ports.

Also, a firewall can help detect and prevent outbound data traffic that might be generated by spyware running on your machine.
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