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Is sending syslog events over udp secure?

I'm considering using a service from papertrailapp.com (other similar services are loggly and splunk), where you configure your syslog to echo events to it over udp. It involves adding this entry to ...
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UDP packet and firewall

I notice when I send udp packets from computer A to computer B, B can receive the upd packets correctly but if I send udp packets from computer B to computer A the udp packets are not received A and ...
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Multiple connection attempts per minute on udp port 1024 - What might be the cause?

Here's a small sample from my firewall log: Sep 24 14:51:04 server Shorewall:net2fw:DROP: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=44:87:fc:8a:f2:c3:00:04:ed:dd:e6:4a:08:00 SRC=213.5.110.105 DST=10.1.1.3 LEN=131 TOS=00 ...
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Why is it bad to have open ports?

Here's something that has always baffled me. Why is it bad to have open ports on your computer? Assuming you don't have a virus on your computer or some other program listening to a port that may ...