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From: Rod Dav4is <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Frontpage--access denied in publishing
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 20:07:13 -0400
>In a message dated 8/4/2006 7:31:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>Note that I am a lone computer not on any LAN or such-like. If one
>is on a LAN, the risks are even greater because just being on one of
>these networks requires opening up one or more ports on your PC. These
>ports are what the narsties probe to find unprotected computers.
>If one is on a network one generally is using a router which serves as a
>hardware firewall to keep unwanted things OUT of your computer--but which, of
>course, doesn't help with things getting out from the inside if you already have
> nasty stuff in there. However, it should protect you long enough to be
>able to disable any other software firewall temporarily.
Yes, a hardware router affords protection from outside penetration,
but I have heard that a software router may itself be vulnerable.
Regards, Rod Dav4is / P.O. Box 118 / Hyde Park, NY 12538 / USA
Genealogy, et Cetera: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~dav4is/
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