Why use a firewall with dialup?
freebsd at celestial.com
Sat Nov 13 22:46:26 GMT 2004
On Sat, Nov 13, 2004, Kent Stewart wrote:
>On Saturday 13 November 2004 01:12 pm, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
>> I've been using one for some time, but now that I have a mini network, it
>> has become a bit of a hassle updating the rules.
>> If I disable all services but ssh, stay STABLE, and do not have a broadband
>> connection, what danger is there?
>The script kiddies don't target broadband. They step through IP blocks. You
>are just as much at risk with dialup as you are with broadband. The only
>difference is the time of exposure.
The only time I've ever had a Linux box cracked was when I was using my
laptop with a Ricochet wireless modem. I hadn't hardened the laptop
because I was lazy, and it had never been out in the wild before, living on
our internal LAN behind our firewalls and NAT.
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