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Re: How insecure are cable connections, versus dialup?

Paul Johnson wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 04:43:44PM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > A firewall box like a Linksys, D-Link or Netgear or other is just
> > perfect for SOHO needs. 
> Reading about security issues lately, you'd actually introduce more
> insecurities than would be solved if you're already running Linux.
> Avoid these like the plague.

I haven't been keeping up with D-Link or Netgear issues since I don't
have any of their products, but I have seen the Linksys reports. They're
really much less of a problem than you might think, since to be remotely
exploitable, you'd have to have the "admin web server listens on WAN
port" option enabled. It is off by default, and most people have no
reason to have ever turned it on.


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