Newbie: Vulnerability of my IP address to hackers

From: Steve H. (
Date: 11/11/03

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 04:53:19 GMT

Hi all,
          My apologies upfront for an ignorant, perhaps dumb question:
My PC repair biz friend tells me that ANY "personal" network connected
to the internet, that has an IP address, can be hacked by a determined,
"professional" hacker. Comments please ? TIA.