Solved

Can Port forwarding allow someone to see my MyDocument files

Posted on 2011-03-24
1
340 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
If I allow port forwarding for an IP camera and a external Hard Drive such as PogoPlug is it possible for someone to see the files found on my desktops hard drive...

If port forwarding for port 80 is open by default for HTML pages what prevents snooping around  via Port 80 or any other open port..
0
Comment
Question by:pbo1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
jerbear1337 earned 500 total points
ID: 35212952
No, all port forwarding does is open an incoming port to forward traffic on that port to a specific computer then on that computer you have a service running to handle that traffic.  Such that u forward port 1234 for your ip cam to computer XXX then on computer XXX you have software running and listening on port 1234 for data for your ipcam software.  Just like people on your local network cannot access anything on your computer the same is true for external network.  As long as the service listening on the open port is properly configured you will not have any problems.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.   Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual…
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question