Use a Firewall, Go to Jail

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by aka:snowman, Feb 10, 2006.

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  1. aka:snowman

    aka:snowman Former Poster

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    Wednesday March 26, 2003 by Ed Felten (older news) (could it happen ? )

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  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    and how does a firewall do this??
     
  3. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

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    Quite. A firewall can't mask data from your ISP. Not even a proxy service can mask data from your ISP, since you usually connect to your ISP and then onto the proxy. And since your ISP passes on all data packets to you, how can you conceal their destination?

    Methinks someone is trying to be a little too alarmist/paranoid.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    Besides, not everyone lives in USA.
    Plus, you will always have someone smart enough to create new software that will bypass existing legislation. And finally, how could any force in the world ever stop tens of millions of people from using firewalls? You don't have enough jails for everyone.
    Oh yes, not to mention the internet dying because people would stop using firewalls, and for most people this is the only way to protect their pcs from intrusion, and so, the entire net will become one gigantic denial of service bot.
    And then, even isps with all the information they have, will crumble.
    Mrk
     
  5. aka:snowman

    aka:snowman Former Poster

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    *****a guy by the name of Ed Felten wrote the story....questions should be directed to him ******



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    The replies were "curious"......an could open up this subject to intense discussion......
     
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