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What are the consequences of someone using your computer? Can they destroy
your files? Can they steal your files?

What would they do with a bunch of spreadsheets that do engineering
calculations?

Please explain.

Bruce Pooley
----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Vines <dan(--nospam--at)willettengineering.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 7:33 AM
Subject: RE: Comp: Networking the Intelligent Home


> A firewall, either hardware or software such as BlackIce Defender or
Norton
> Internet Security, is ABSOULTELY ESSENTIAL (can't provide enough emphasis)
> for those with a DSL or cable modem connection.
>
> There are also a few "friendly" internet sites out there that will test
your
> machine for vulnerabilities.   The best, IMHO, is Steve Gibson's "Shields
> UP" at http://grc.com
>
> Dan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Hill [mailto:ronhill(--nospam--at)hillce.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 9:16 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Comp: Networking the Intelligent Home
>
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> Denis,
>
> This was on http:\\www.infobeat.com
> *** DSLs more vulnerable to hackers
>
> NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks after he got a fast Internet connection in
> his home, Carey Bunks noticed he wasn't the only one using his
> computer. Everything seemed fine with the machine, until Bunks, a
> scientist for BBN Corp., a research firm in Cambridge, Mass., checked
> his computer while reading up on network security. To his surprise,
> he found that someone had gained access to the computer via the
> Internet, and set it up so that it could be controlled from the
> outside. Bunks believes one of the reasons he was attacked was his
> new Internet connection, a digital subscriber line, or DSL. Such
> lines are spreading fast to homes, along with cable modems, which
> provide similar speeds. Experts warn that the fast connections bring
> security risks of which few users are aware. ###
>
>
> Ron Hill
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
> Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2000 3:37 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Comp: Networking the Intelligent Home
>
>
> Mark,
> Very informative reply. Thanks so much - you made my mind up for me, I'm
> going DSL and increasing my storage availability by networking the
> computers. Inasmuch as we are unable to simply run cable around the home
(no
> attic space or under floor area) I will network with something similar to
> the Diamond MM systems that advertises up to 10Mb/s transfer rate over
> existing phone lines for data within the network (like coping data from
one
> computer to another) and which should protect the DSL speed when shared
> through the network.
> I still have a lot to learn, but at $39.95 per month for a one year
> contract, it sounds like a bargain over a 56Kbs modem.
>
> Thanks again Mark - I appreciate the information.
>
> Dennis
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