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Here's something to think, when it comes to corporations and the WWW.

While reviewing this mornings log file from my firewall, I came accross this IP address: "3.242.213.203" and the attempted entry into my personal computer.
This person was using port 666 to send my computer what is called "satanz." Now take a guess as to owns this particualer IP address: General Electric Company, thats who! Timestamp on the log entry: 9-20-3:22:41 PT

Whois:
@whois.

Server Used: [ whois.arin.net ]

3.242.213.203 = [ ]

OrgName: General Electric Company
OrgID: GENERA-9
Address: 1 Independence Way
City: Princeton
StateProv: NJ
PostalCode: 08540
Country: US
NetRange: 3.0.0.0 - 3.255.255.255
CIDR: 3.0.0.0/8
NetName: GE-INTERNET
NetHandle: NET-3-0-0-0-1
Parent:
NetType: Direct Assignment
NameServer: NS.GE.COM
NameServer: NS1.GE.COM
NameServer: NS2.GE.COM
Comment:
RegDate: 1988-02-23
Updated: 2002-09-26
TechHandle: GET2-ORG-ARIN
TechName: General Electric Company
TechPhone: 1-518-612-6672
TechEmail:  genictech@ge.com

OrgTechHandle: GET2-ORG-ARIN
OrgTechName: General Electric Company
OrgTechPhone: 1-518-612-6672
OrgTechEmail:  genictech@ge.com

ARIN WHOIS database last updated 2004-09-19 19: 10
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Cute bu 20.Sep.2004 12:18

packet

Wow, an internet IP address owned by a big corporation that is scanning your computer for an open port! Oh my god that's so unusual. I'm sure it never happens a million times a day.
</end sarcasm>

port 666
Satan's Back Door Trojan Horse

They were just looking for computers with this trojan horse program installed, nothing special.

What I left out is this! 20.Sep.2004 17:23

Internet User

I am runing two firewalls and this IP only showed up on one of them? This is where I got the info for 3.242.213.203.

Try to make since of that? GE owns nbc and msnbc along with weapons manufacturing, why on eath would they be snooping around on my personal computer, you tell me why?

ill tell you what... 21.Sep.2004 04:38

bork

ill tell you what. go study your networking.
1 is that ip in the internal range?
2 general electric could have an infected computer thats attempting to infect others. (or someone could have routed their port scan through GE's network)
3 IF ANYONE REALLY WANTED INTO YOUR COMPUTER, YOUR CRAPPY SOFTWARE FIREWALL (EVEN THE GOOD ONE) ISNT GOING TO STOP THEM.
EVEN MORE SO: GENERAL ELECTRIC HAS THE RESOURCES TO MAKE THAT ENTRY UNDECTABLE.
4 you most likely havent warranted the time nor the resources of such a snooping.
5 my firewall reports port scan attacks all day long; from my own network (isp), and others; but there was more activity like this the more bandwidth i had (i had mo' and now i use a can and string)
6 dont be overly paranoid; unless youve been posting about chemtrails; in which case you should adjust your tin-foil hat, as they are in fact coming for your spinal fluids.
7 unless youre considering windows xp firewall as one of those 2 firewalls, dont run 2 firewalls. they can conflict. i use sygate personal firewall as its free and ive had no problems.
8 if you are really interested in computing securely; pick up a copy of linux (www.distrowatch.org , www.linuxiso.org , www.mepis.org , www.knopper.net) those last two websites offer a 'live cd' which means that it doesnt touch your hard drive (unless you ask it to) and so you can demo linux before you install it or just use the livecd to avoid usage logs sitting around on your harddisk

cheers; i hope you enjoyed my asshole way of telling you things as much as i enjoyed telling you.

I might consider this info bork? 21.Sep.2004 18:38

Interner User

But I'm not using a Windoooows machine and, am not using MMMMMMIcrosft-full of holes-ware!

More on GE! 24.Sep.2004 05:23

internet User

I went to read something concerning those repulican so called christains and what do you know, GE sure enough showed up again in my logs! I know what you may be thinking but I do know this image doesn't lie! This is the site I visited when GE showed up:

 link to www.prospect.org

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