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Port 1080 Details

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1080 tcp socks Socks Proxy is an Internet proxy service, potential spam relay point.

Common programs using this port: Wingate

Trojans/worms that use this port as well:
Bugbear.xx [Symantec-2003-060423-5844-99] - wide-spread mass-mailing worm, many variants.
SubSeven - remote access trojan, 03.2001. Afects all current Windows versions.
WinHole - remote access trojan, 01.2000 (a.k.a. WinGate, Backdoor.WLF, BackGate). Affects Windows 9x.
Trojan.Webus.C [Symantec-2004-101212-0903-99] - remote access trojan, 10.12.2004. Affects all current Windows versions. Connects to an IRC server (on port 8080) and opens a backdoor on TCP port 10888 or 1080.

Mydoom.B [Symantec-2004-012816-3647-99] (2004.01.28) - mass-mailing worm that opens a backdoor into the system. The backdoor makes use of TCP ports 80, 1080, 3128, 8080, and 10080.

Backdoor.Lixy [Symantec-2003-100816-5051-99] (2003.10.08) - a backdoor trojan horse that opens a proxy server on TCP port 1080.

W32.HLLW.Deadhat [Symantec-2004-020619-0805-99] (2004.02.06) - a worm with backdoor capabilities. It attempts to uninstall the W32.Mydoom.A@mm and W32.Mydoom.B@mm worms, and then it spreads to other systems infected with Mydoom. Also, it spreads through the Soulseek file-sharing program.

WinHole, Wingate, Bagle.AI trojans also use this port.

Buffer overflows in AnalogX Proxy before 4.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long HTTP request to TCP port 6588 or a SOCKS 4A request to TCP port 1080 with a long DNS hostname.
References: [CVE-2002-1001] [BID-5139]

Buffer overflow in Avirt Voice 4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long GET request on port 1080.
References: [CVE-2004-0315] [BID-9721]
1080 tcp SOCKS proxy (official) Wikipedia
1080 tcp trojan SubSeven 2.2, WinHole Trojans
1080 tcp,udp socks Proxy Server SANS
1080,2086 tcp,udp applications GNUnet Portforward
1080 tcp SubSeven2.2 [trojan] SubSeven 2.2 Neophasis
1080 tcp WinHole [trojan] WinHole Neophasis
1080 tcp threat Lixy Bekkoame
1080 tcp threat Mydoom Bekkoame
1080 tcp threat W32.Beagle Bekkoame
1080 tcp threat W32.HLLW.Deadhat Bekkoame
1080 tcp threat Webus Bekkoame
1080 tcp threat WinHole Bekkoame
1080 tcp,udp socks Socks IANA
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SANS Internet Storm Center: port 1080

Port numbers in computer networking represent communication endpoints. Ports are unsigned 16-bit integers (0-65535) that identify a specific process, or network service. IANA is responsible for internet protocol resources, including the registration of commonly used port numbers for well-known internet services.
Well Known Ports: 0 through 1023.
Registered Ports: 1024 through 49151.
Dynamic/Private : 49152 through 65535.

TCP ports use the Transmission Control Protocol, the most commonly used protocol on the Internet and any TCP/IP network. TCP enables two hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data. TCP guarantees delivery of data and that packets will be delivered in the same order in which they were sent. Guaranteed communication/delivery is the key difference between TCP and UDP.

UDP ports use the Datagram Protocol. Like TCP, UDP is used in combination with IP (the Internet Protocol) and facilitates the transmission of datagrams from one computer to applications on another computer, but unlike TCP, UDP is connectionless and does not guarantee reliable communication; it's up to the application that received the message to process any errors and verify correct delivery. UDP is often used with time-sensitive applications, such as audio/video streaming and realtime gaming, where dropping some packets is preferable to waiting for delayed data.

When troubleshooting unknown open ports, it is useful to find exactly what services/processes are listening to them. This can be accomplished in both Windows command prompt and Linux variants using the "netstat -aon" command. We also recommend runnig multiple anti-virus/anti-malware scans to rule out the possibility of active malicious software. For more detailed and personalized help please use our forums.

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