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whats more secure, dialup vs high speed?

post #1 of 20
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at a firends work, they still use a dialup isp
because his boss (company owner) believes that dialup is more secure than high speed (because it can be manually disconnected)
even though its continuously connected from 8a-5p every day

he doesnt think that a router's firewall is any better than windows firewall

can someone find an article that explains how a routers firewall is more secure than windows firewall

they have about 5 computers at his work, lan'd together, with one as the dialup server


i found this
http://www.ehow.com/list_6325650_dsl...ty-issues.html

any others would be greatly appreciated
post #2 of 20
Dial up is a sure fire way to keep employee's off of facebook
    
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dialup FTW

need to start up my old dialup server back up and have fun

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post #5 of 20
You can get the same viruses, maleware and spam from dial up that you can from high speed (it just may take longer).
He is connected to the same internet no matter how he connects. If he does not want it being connected 24/7, just turn off/unplug the modem at night.

Don't have anything in particular to point you toward though.
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I'm amazed that he can own a business and believe that.
 
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post #7 of 20
lol iam pretty sure he does not believe that at all its just that dial up is probably way more cheaper than what a business class broadband would be.
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post #8 of 20
Hey ffejrxx, can you send me the IP # of that company? I wanna have a little fun tonight.
post #9 of 20
Dialup is the most secure from attempts to hack in. Your IP completely changes each time you connect. Not just in a range, but totally changes.

However, the threat of viruses and malware is pretty much the same as broadband.
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post #10 of 20
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lol, the ip changes every day, or 5minutes sometimes, yay dialup


the boss isnt a moron, just stubborn
dialup has worked just fine for the last 30 years
and he knows that anytime a large file is needed, someone would go home and download it to a usb stick and bring it back the next day

and dialup pretty much stops all facebook activity
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