Originally Posted by knc1
A note for Windows home networking users:
On the connection facing the Internet, firewall access to ports 137, 138, 139 and 445
People who use vendor provided modem/routers (such as cable and aDSL boxes) should check if those ports are firewalled in-bound from the outside world.
Note: Most communication vendor's supplied boxes are shipped with that block already installed, since these are among the most popular attack vectors.
Note2: The client (Kindle) is already firewalled against these ports in-bound.
Good advice. But if anyone actually FINDS a netty box that allows those connections in by default? It's time to line up against the wall... Bang!
Seriously check it out. It was a popular pastime trawling huge (advertised if you know where to look) Greenfield IP ranges with toys like.. hmm let me think "Nessus" and one with a name to do with lines or rays or something.
Anyway, it's a good idea to know your router is secure.
whether you have a Kindle or not.