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Originally Posted by timAHH View Post
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.
Your ISP will still only have a certain range of IPs to assign, no? Having a dynamic IP w/ broadband does the same thing (power cycle, new IP).
 
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Ever seen a lineman's set?

You can clip onto telephone wires and listen to calls, through the wire, no tools required. So theoretically, could someone not simply put 2 alligator clips on your phone line and intercept all of your dial up traffic?


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Ever seen a lineman's set?

You can clip onto telephone wires and listen to calls, through the wire, no tools required. So theoretically, could someone not simply put 2 alligator clips on your phone line and intercept all of your dial up traffic?

not really, they would add extra line nise will cause sync erros and disconnects
post #14 of 20
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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
Sorry but if he actually believes that it is safer to trust a file downloaded under who knows what security and inserted via a USB stick where there is little or nothing in security , then in my book, he IS a moron.

Also a firewall hard or soft can blacklist sites. So much for Facebook.
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Sorry but if he actually believes that it is safer to trust a file downloaded under who knows what security and inserted via a USB stick where there is little or nothing in security , then in my book, he IS a moron.

Also a firewall hard or soft can blacklist sites. So much for Facebook.
This, also, proxy.
    
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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.
ahh right. Except for the fact you have to pay for an extra phone line if you want to make some calls.
post #17 of 20
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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
No, that is moronic. Really moronic. If he is worried about security, he should not allow data from external source into the network without automatic checking.

If he concern about network security, build a Unified Thread Management server for $250.
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No, that is moronic. Really moronic. If he is worried about security, he should not allow data from external source into the network without automatic checking.

If he concern about network security, build a Unified Thread Management server for $250.
He wouldn't have to even build one. They can be had for under $150 now.
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Hey ffejrxx, can you send me the IP # of that company? I wanna have a little fun tonight.
the only fun your gonna have is sitting and playing games all night
post #20 of 20
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(because it can be manually disconnected)
router(config)# int atm1/0
router(config-if)# shut

Oh snap I just shut off broadband...
Depending on the workload they could easily save upwards of 4 hours per day.
Boss is a moron for throwing away half of peoples paychecks waiting on crappy dialup.
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