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From: "Jeri Steele" <>
Subject: FW: [APG] Security concern
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 18:25:18 -0500
> For maximum effect, buy a hardware router/firewall like the LinkSys
> BEFSR41. The version with a 5 port switch attached is about
> $150.00, and
> it'll let you share your cable modem/DSL connection with up to 5
> PCs (more
> if you connect other hubs).
> However, even a firewall is only part of what needs to be a
> Internet security policy.
Apparently there are also problems with the LinkSys
router/firewall too because Texas Instruments requires me to have
a LinkSys Router AND BlackIce Defender (with update patches) on a
laptop installed with TI supported versions of Norton Anti-virus
and all operating system patch levels applied before I can use the Virtual
Network (VPN). VPN is a way for me to use my DSL line to go
behind the firewall at the company.
Just like flying these days, multiple precautions are warranted!!!!
(But I can't do without my DSL line!)
Jeri Steele, CGRS
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