Thursday, November 17, 2005

Close the door behind you

Today’s broadband technologies provide access that is fast and perpetual. Your connection is live shortly after turning on the DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or cable modem. It then stays active until you turn off or disconnect the modem, which isn’t very often in some cases. Many users let their Internet connections remain active around the clock. What these users fail to understand is that by doing this, they essentially leave the door to the network wide open.
The first step in protecting a network, or any PC connected to a broadband Internet connection, is to close the broadband connection when it is not in use. You can do this by turning off the power to the access device (such as a DSL or cable modem), unplugging its cable from the wall jack, or powering down the computer.

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