5 Tools To Test PC Firewall Security
Internet secuirty is everyone’s concern these days, and no wonder people are spending a lot on firewalls like ZoneAlarm. Well, why shouldn’t we? It is the main gateway to the Internet. It monitors all your incoming and outgoing Internet connections which are being used by different programs in your PC.
Millions of Internet users are exposed to Internet threats like worms, spywares, malwares, software vulnerabilities, viruses, PC hackers etc. thanks to poor Internet firewalls.
I’ve compiled a list of 5 tools that would be helful to you in finding out your firewall’s protection capabilities. They test your firewall for various leaks and try to bypass it using different techniques.
1. Atelier Web Firewall Tester
This application tries to test your firewall using six different techniques to gain access to the outside world. Techniques are rated according to their sophistication, and if you manage to score 10 points, that means your firewall is working fine. [Homepage]
2. PCFlank Leaktest
It is used to test any firewallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ability to protect against unauthorized transmissions of data from a userÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s computer that is connected to the Internet. It uses a special technique to impersonate another program, which your firewall has been set to trust. [Homepage]
This small utility tries to directly inject a code into the process by creating an additional malicious thread within that process. If the test goes successful, that means your firewall is vulnerable to process injection. [Homepage]
This tool launches your default web browser, inject its own DLL and try to establish a connection to the Internet. [Download]
It sends packets directly to the network, and tries to bypass firewall. Different sizes and types of packets are sent, and if the test comes out to be a success then that means your firewall only checks high level network and doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t check low level. [Homepage]