Just wondering if I have a security problem. GRC reports that port 80 is open. Looking at my Norton Internet security firewall, Skype is listening on port 80. Do I need to be concerned by this at all? Is Skype compromising my security ? Can I close incoming port 80 and still run Skype ? Any advice most welcome
Apparently, this Skype is listening on port 80 and it has it open for incoming.
To say that your machine is open to attack because port 80 is open, may not be the case. If the machine has a Web server running and listening on port 80 too, you might have some trouble I would think.
After all, something on the other end that is listening has to be attackable that can be used to exploit the machine.
You got any reports on this Skype a VOIP solution being attacked over the Internet?
At the very least, you should try to secure the O/S a little more if you have an NT based O/S.
If you're not using Skype 24/7 365 then close it down and close the port when you're not using it.