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Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
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reply to Cabal

The GRC Public Test is up

It's on the regular ShieldsUp! link here: »www.grc.com/default.htm

I'm SUPER GLAD to see Steve is seeing the inability to directly link is really clumsy so look for that to change soon.

There's bad assumptions about what it does and right now the button is named named "GRC's Instant uPnP Exposure Test". It's looking for the specific bad case when an internet connection responds to the uPnP query like a router would on the LAN. It does NOT detect if uPnP is on and working normally on the LAN, as it should only be. Exposure of this to the world (the WAN side) was never intended and represents a total botching of uPnP implemented on a device.

Anyone see a positive scan? It should reveal the uPnP details of the device that responds.

Last... Steve continues to tweak as we speak. So don't be surprised if it burps.


Juggernaut
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No probs on the scan, it's locked down.

edit-bad link.


Bill_MI
Bill In Michigan
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Um... not really. It's a time-sensitive link for your instance. See the jibberish on the end? A different jibberish is sent to everyone. This is what I'm hoping Steve will abolish for good.

EDIT: Ah! I see you removed it. I hope we'll have better links soon.


Wily_One
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said by Bill_MI:

It's on the regular ShieldsUp! link here: »www.grc.com/default.htm

Thanks for that. That scan worked, no problem. And it works without requiring Java (itself known for being vulnerability-infested) so that's a big +1.


Bill_MI
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Great! Notice there's more than one place to munge the IP.


Wily_One
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LOL - thanks.


TamaraB
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reply to Bill_MI
said by Bill_MI:

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Anyone see a positive scan? It should reveal the uPnP details of the device that responds.

Thanks for the link, looks like Apple Time Capsules are safe.

Libra
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reply to Bill_MI
Thank you for posting the link to the Shields Up Upnp test. I just took the test and my IP did not respond to the UPnP probes.

Sincerely, Libra