HONK.11.1269

Early warning system alert description

Alert ID: HONK.11.1269
Affected item: Port 17
Operating system: Windows 10
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft
Text: Port 17 (Quote of the day) is opened. It can be dangerous (except you know what are you doing). Opened by process: TCPSVCS.EXE. Very rarely used. Sometimes exploited in 'pingpong' attack

General information

Triggered when there is an issue with open port.

Solutions

Consider closing the specified port or, at least, restrict usage of this port to the local network. Every open port is a gate to your computer and can be misused by crackers.
Consequences:

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