Is my Machine open to hackers

Posted on 2016-07-27
Last Modified: 2016-07-28
I have managed to open my desktop using Port Forwarding Settings of my Router using this link

Port Forwarding

How safe is my machine ? Is my Machine open to hackers ?

I have CGI applications running on my desktop. These I need to show Demos to my prospective customers accessing thru my Mobile.
Question by:Allan_Fernandes
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by:Jackie Man
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Are you doing a port forwarding of the RDP port 3389 to do a remote desktop connection to your computer?

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My CGI Application on my home desktop is a REST server and my REST Client applications are Native APK / Exe etc.
They are communicating from a port other than 80.
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Jackie Man earned 500 total points
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REST services is convenient to use but it has the security risk of session hijacking and cross-site request forgery (XSRF).


Anyway, if your use scenario is not for production environment as it is just a demo, I do not see any critical issues for security concerns.

After all, just make sure that you have set a proper user permission for the folder and the content for storing the CGI applications in a way that the user credential for accessing your CGI applications is not a local admin of your machine, you will be fine.

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