Is uplink a trojan?

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Postby Dimwit » Mon Jul 29, 2002 1:27 pm

Where and since when is portscanning illegal?
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Postby graius_uplink » Mon Jul 29, 2002 1:56 pm

doesn't anyone seem to realize that this is probably the  multimonitor feature?  It needs to connect through certain ports to do this.  run multimonitor and see what happens
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Postby lattera » Mon Jul 29, 2002 4:01 pm

Quote: from ToRmEnToR on 7:32 am on July 29, 2002[br]first of all I didnt understand the thing with the uplink connecting to the servers...

next thing: sygate firewall sux, BlackIce the bext!

next next thing: port scaning is a CRIME you can get in jail for scaning servers ports!

(Edited by ToRmEnToR at 7:32 am on July 29, 2002)


(Edited by ToRmEnToR at 7:32 am on July 29, 2002)


Port scanning is NOT a crime. It is only offensive. It's mainly just plain annoying.

Port scanning is part of the footprinting proccess when a black-hat is starting to get to know their victim.

There is no law against it.
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Postby lattera » Mon Jul 29, 2002 4:05 pm

Quote: from Darke on 12:05 am on July 29, 2002[br]I'm going to have to keep monitoring Uplink to see how often this happens. I'm going to reinstall it now just in case the program stopps trying to connect if it fails after the first try. Curently my port scanner says Uplink.exe is listening on 138 137 and 139.


Port 139 is the Windows Samba server. It's for file sharing. It isn't related to Uplink ONE bit.
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Postby icedragon » Mon Jul 29, 2002 5:18 pm

137 - NETBIOS Name Servicve
138 - NETBIOS Datagram Service
139 - NETBIOS Session Service
that is the most common use for these ports. it is probably just coincidence that these happened to be active while uplink was active. If uplink caused these ports to be active at all it was because of the multi-monitor feature. hope this helps.
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Postby Omega Phlux » Mon Jul 29, 2002 5:20 pm

If uplink is a trojan than why didn't an anti-virus pick it up?

And it only scans 3 ports when it is listening to see if any one else is on.

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Postby lattera » Mon Jul 29, 2002 5:23 pm

The anti-virus would pick it up, because Uplink isn't in it's database.
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Postby Jabberwocky » Mon Jul 29, 2002 7:04 pm

Whoever said BlackIce is the best needs to be shot.
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Postby flapjackboy » Mon Jul 29, 2002 7:28 pm

ive got norton firewall 2002, and uplink as never ever tried to connect to anything at all, im using win XP too. anyone else in this situation?
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Postby slyph » Tue Jul 30, 2002 2:56 am

BlackICE was among the first software firewalls out, and at that time it was the best (better than 'Conseal', anyone remember that?). Now, it isnt optimised well enough, it saps your bandwidth. My favourite firewall is NeoWatch with NeoTrace, as someone stated a few posts back. It blocks anything you need it to, is very resource-efficient and NeoTrace is everything VisualRoute should have been and more. Now when someone scans me for Sub7 I can look at a little line pointing to somewhere in Hong Kong (usually).

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Postby nirvananet8 » Tue Jul 30, 2002 2:59 am

I consider black ice to be more of an IDS than a firewall.  I don't believe in such a thing as a good firewall.  You can only have a good ruleset.  As for NeoTrace, it sucks.  Just learn to figure it out for yourself.
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Postby supra » Wed Nov 06, 2002 5:21 pm

Sometimes I wonder if what we do in Uplink, really is happening...  but then again... too much fiction..  on the other hand.. why not .. a bit of paranoi is probably healthy :cool:

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Postby ToRmEnToR » Wed Nov 06, 2002 5:50 pm

Quote: from nirvananet8 on 2:59 am on July 30, 2002[br]I consider black ice to be more of an IDS than a firewall.


thats right...
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Postby ReflectingGod » Wed Nov 06, 2002 9:42 pm

Why have yoy brought this back to life over 3 months since it's last post? WHY???
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Postby jordan » Wed Nov 06, 2002 9:45 pm

i didnt read any posts in this thread besides the first, but i say your warez version may be hosting a trojan.

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