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The Swedish government have computer test URLs in their network block.

      50  194.14.70.230    --       scanner-fe.testadatorn.se
      51  194.14.70.231    --       scanner-1.testadatorn.se

At time of writing they claim to have tested 728190 computers. Presumably Windows computers. But who knows.

All you have to do is click on the button.

So why not take an Apple OS X box for the ride? Indeed. And several minutes later the following turns up.

'Your computer has now been tested and no weaknesses were found in your computer security. However, the test was able to cull information about your computer which can be important for you to know about.'

The 'information' is a simple traceroute. There's a 'more' link. It leads to a page at Nessus offering a brief explanation of what a traceroute is.

At no point is any further information offered about the test itself, what was tested, or what the test was supposed to accomplish. Here at any rate is what tries to connect. Note the Norwegian connections: Sweden is relying on a neighbour for security help.

2008-10-23 12:39:53 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:39:55 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:39:57 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:39:59 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:01 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:03 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:05 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:07 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49506,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,CLOSE_WAIT
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:09 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:11 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49509,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:13 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49509,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
2008-10-23 12:40:15 +0200
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49509,194.14.70.230,scanner-fe.testadatorn.se:443,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49507,85.196.114.76,c85-196-114-76.static.sdsl.no:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49505,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49504,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED
tcp4,0,0,192.168.1.87,macintosh:49501,77.72.224.203,77.72.224.203:80,ESTABLISHED

Perhaps the good tips for computer security in the left column are worth the trip.

  • 'Have a firewall and an antivirus program installed on your computer - keep them up to date.'
  • 'Update your operating system and your web browser regularly.'
  • 'Be watchful of attachments in email and be careful when you download.'

Anybody out there, from another country, having vague plans to invade Sweden?

Now's probably a good time.

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