Re: Brain Changes seen in Gay Sheep, U.S. Study Finds

Posted by Pasti on Mar 18, 2004 at 06:59

Re: Brain Changes seen in Gay Sheep, U.S. Study Finds (Shasta)

Shasta, you'll have to be patient with me,I am kind'a old school, so I don't remember, and I don't bother to remember names and types of hardware.I designed and made PCI boards for data acquisition,but that was the only time (I hope) I had to deal with computer (lack of) standards, and serial names and things like that.

But listen to some old school advice:as nice and comfy as the wireless "connections" are, they are the most vulnerable.I can make easily a tunable oscillator and screw up your network without you even seeing me.Stick to the cable ones (although I have to admit that it is a rather long time since I saw a BNC network).

And the second advice is this(you can blame me that I am against progress):unless it is really necessary,keep the "emptiest" computer permanently on the net.Otherwise, try a connection like the dial-up, which has a physical on/off switch that cuts the computer off the internet.You know how it is, if it's not there,they can't hack it.And if it ain't very performant,they won't use it even if they hack it.
Otherwise, you will end up spending too much(much too much in my oppinion) time and resources in protecting your LAN.
Sure, you can put a unix machine as I/O gate, but if someone is hacking,they can hack it too(I know the statistics about hacking unix and MS machines).The Snort is not very difficult to circumvent,and a unix machine is attractive as a remote op "base" for hacking real good computers.

We have an Alpha DEC, and that's how they got to it, and used it until our geniuses noticed that the CPU usage was high when no one was running programs.They went through another(dumber)unix machine.

The best way remains to leave your ISP to care about hacking (unless you want to dedicate a large fraction of your time to "managing" your computer).They are interested enough in keeping it safe, and they also have more resources of different types at their disposal.

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