• Subject: RE: DSL Firewall Question (was List turnaround speed)
  • From: "Mark A. Manske" <mmanske@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 16:06:03 -0600
  • Importance: Normal

----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of rob@dekko.com
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 3:45 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: DSL Firewall Question (was List turnaround speed)

I have a question.  Why would he now need a firewall at his home versus
when he had a modem connection?  Or should he have had one then?  If that
is the case should anyone who hooks up to the internet; personal or
business, modem or otherwise, have a firewall?


THIS is logical, cable, DSL, or satellite internet connection needs to have
a firewall - IF you have a static IP address (which in most cases you do)

The reason you need the firewall is because now you have a static IP address
on the internet for the "hackers" to find you, and do as they please -

I have been to some security seminars, it is really scary what can happen -
dial up is vulnerable, but if you are only on for an hour here and there,
also get a new IP address each time (usually) when you connect to your ISP,
thus a hacker has a smaller window of opportunity to find your PC and all
exposed "features" in M$, UNIX, Linux, DOS, MAC, and OS2.

Even dial up can become dangerous if say you download a large file over
while most hackers are doing their damage, so you leave it turned on to get
50 Mb file, you are then exposed, and could wake up to a dead PC with
left on it, or some really nasty Trojan horses, worms, or other assorted
that you really do not want.

All in all, if you are on-line, you should be protected.

Mark A. Manske
Sr. Project Lead

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