UPnP, Port 5000, and being 'attacked'

  Fateful Shadow 17:19 02 Sep 04

Firstly, is there any real point of having UPnP enabled? When it is enabled, apparently 'Port 5000' is opened, and I keep getting Zone Alarm messages saying that I'm being attacked. I disabled the service, and it's all gone quiet, buuuut does that mean it'll cause something else to go wrong?

I looked at what services depended on UPnP in my system and it said there were none, so does that mean I'm OK to disable it? Thanks :)

  recap 17:59 02 Sep 04

There is no GUI interface provided with the trojan as all the commands are sent via establishing a Telnet session on port 5000 & then providing a password to log into the server. click here for the full story.

There are certain games and apps that utilize this port which may render it open to attack.

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