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Re: Hacking possible with interface down?

on Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 10:56:23PM +0100, Ringo De Smet (Ringo.DeSmet@bigfoot.com) wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently acquired an ADSL connection. As long as my security hasn't 
> been configured correctly, I was thinking of bringing the NIC interface 
> to the ADSL modem down. Does this prevent hackers to reach my machine 
> in any way?


If you don't have a network connection to the outside world, or your
port to the outside world, the outside world doesn't have a connection
to you.

Pulling the plug, physicall, AKA air-gapping, is a surefire method, if
you're still not convinced enough.

Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>     http://www.netcom.com/~kmself
 Evangelist, Zelerate, Inc.                      http://www.zelerate.org
  What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?      There is no K5 cabal
   http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/        http://www.kuro5hin.org

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