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Re: SP's & network security issues

  • From: Mitch Halmu
  • Date: Thu Aug 09 10:16:18 2001

On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Christian Kuhtz wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 09:42:47AM -0400, Mitch Halmu wrote:
> > > This obviously doesn't just apply to DSL, it applies to Cable and whatever
> > > other broadband networks are out there or will evolve...
> > 
> > Besides the size of the pipe, why should this be any different than
> > regular dial-up?
> because it's "always on", which causes a bunch of these issues to escalate.

As a dial-up provider, we had our share of users infected with code red,
sircam, etc. While the difference in pipe size may enhance the damage 
effect, "always on" also makes the user's machine easier to trace. The 
cure seems to equally apply to both.