Re: security for a home system
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Paul Johnson wrote:
>> I would think that anyone hacking into my system would face a login
>> prompt, but who knows? I'm not running a ssh daemon, so it I don't see
>> what would give them such prompt, and my firewall should block anyone
>> attempting to come in, but I also know that there are some really weird
>> hacks out there and people who can do things like surf the web while
>> tunneling through an IMCP connection (becuase ping is open) can do some
>> pretty tricky things and I know if I pull the plug, there's no way
>> anything can get in.
> That's a new one on me. Cite?
Oh, now I had too google it. Here's one:
Not the most reliable way surf, but it is possible. It seems people
don't like paying for internet hot-spots when there is a way around it,
and it is possible through ICMP (transposed the acronym in the previous
Now, of course I would never do anything like this, but that doesn't
mean other people don't.
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