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Re: How insecure are cable connections, versus dialup?

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 09:25:51AM -0600, Jeffrey Taylor wrote:
> Quoting Alvin Oga <aoga@Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com>:
> > cable ... its you and all your neighbors .... watching/sharing that copper
> > 
> Can you provide evidence for this?  That cable modems run in
> "promiscuous" mode?

When I was using COX cable (Las Vegas, NV), I was able to readily view a
large number of their customer's via SMB browsing.  I brought this to
their attention and was told that it was "by design" and not viewed as a
security risk.

Jamin W. Collins

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