Internet Safety

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by NeedToBeSafe, May 1, 2005.

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  1. NeedToBeSafe

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    Do I need to unplug my computer's cable connection when I'm not using it?
     
  2. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    Hi NeedtobeSafe :)

    I don't think so, especialy if you have a firewall/router cause that would be seen as safe surfing anyway...

    My father however...it seems that he unplugs everything lately :) ;)
     
  3. Sputnik

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    Or you can use the internet lock, like found in ZoneAlarm :)
     
  4. myluvnttl

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    No need to unplug the net, if you are using a software firewall like Outpost Pro and a router like 2Wire, and set-up your computer so it don't allow remote connection........
     
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    This is what I do too ! :p Very helpful !! ;)
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    You have to unplug your computer during a thunder-storm to protect your computer against lightning, even when you have a router, unless you have a lightning-conductor on your roof of course.
    I hope this helps. :)
     
  8. FluxGFX

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    Hi,

    Even during a thunderstorm... most of your in house electronic should be on reliable powersurge protector that show you the voltage level (most of them range in about 300$ and UP ) I'm talking about good ones. 2 or 3 of these devices should be quite enough. Provided that you also have your house grounded for thunderstorm.

    Regards,
    fluxgfx.com
     
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    Hmmm...correct me if I'm wrong, but that was a solution to keep the modem shut down, until the PC had fully booted...to eliminated the concern of being connected to the net while the software firewall hadn't activated yet <and the reverse situation during shutdown>?

    Not sure why didn't just buy a hardware firewall though :)
     
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