RE: Modem Security

From: list (list@mcclincy.com)
Date: 06/08/02


From: "list" <list@mcclincy.com>
To: <security-basics@securityfocus.com>, "'Chris Berry'" <compjma@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 15:07:21 -0700

You could install a personal firewall on the individuals PC.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Berry [mailto:compjma@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 11:08 AM
To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
Subject: Modem Security

    I think I've got my internet connection security coming together,
but

I'm worried about a potential back door. I have one worker who
absolutely

has to have a modem to contact the legacy system our billing service

uses. What bothers me is that someone might get clever and use a war

dialer to find this number and try and hack their way around my secure

gateway. I'd like to make this more difficult or at least have some way

to contain the damage. Does anyone have any ideas? I thought of
possibly

putting a linux box configured as a firewall between her and the rest of

the network, but I'd have to have alot of ports open to allow all the

services she'll need so I don't know if that would even help much.