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Re: Cable Modems and Security

Oct 18, 1999 06:30 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

> I received the following from a friend. As many in the USA are planning to
> use cable modem, everyone should be aware of the security issue before it
> is too late.

	Now that you have succeeded in scaring everybody who is not computer
literate, please explain to us what the difference is between security
concerns with a cable modem and any other kind of modem?

	Answer: There IS none. If you have no server software running, and you
almost certainly don't unless you put it up on purpose, you can get
attacked again and again, and nobody will get through.

	Bart Lidofsky

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Johnston []
> Date: Thursday, October 14, 1999 7:09 AM
> To: Sweeney, Patrick
> Cc: 'The Firewalls List'
> Subject: Re: Unknown internet traffic
> I agree with you.  Time Warner (RoadRunner cable modems) told me there is
> absolutely NO security between customers and the Internet.  You are ON the
> Internet and security is the customer's problem, not theirs.  They would do
> nothing to help me.  I was told this by multiple technicians at Time
> Warner.
> Since I installed Nukenabber, I have noticed attacks on my home PC from a
> wide variety of states AND countries.  ISPs need to get serious about
> security.
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