Ok, I recently read over a bunch of articles sent to me by post, that you have 180 ports. 65 of which are open doors for hackers, viruses, trojans and so forth.
The article gives information on a piece of CD's you can buy, places on the net, that allow you to encode your ports, stopping such things from happening. It also tells you that firewalls cannot actually encode these ports due to Windows blocking off automated Regedits (something like that). It lets you know how to encode these manually, so here's my question;
Is it possible for a piece of software to be developed, that bypasses the windows regedit lock, encodes the ports for you, comes back out and locks it again. After doing so, installs a standard firewall for extra protection?
I am mainly interested on if this is possible, because I've been told it's not, and these articles imply that it isn't either. So what's your opinion?
Anything is possible. Chances are you don't have the ports open. If you're running linux you may have a few ports open like SSH, etc...Windows is generally safe. A fiewwall does do a good job of keeping intruders out. I don't know why this article is online trying to scare people.