Re: Configurating the Firewall in both Linux and Xp!
From: Christopher Fluhrer (digitlcoupNOSPAM_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 14:24:18 -0500
On 2004-08-03, Leythos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In article <slrncgvmvc.1md.digitlcoupNOSPAM@digitlcoup.org>,
> digitlcoupNOSPAM@yahoo.com says...
>> On 2004-08-03, Leythos <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > In article <slrncgvl7g.1ll.digitlcoupNOSPAM@digitlcoup.org>,
>> > digitlcoupNOSPAM@yahoo.com says...
>> True, but local exploits should be considered as much a threat as
>> remote. Especially when you have kids in your house smart enough to know
>> how to set up forwarding hehe :)
> If the kids know the password to the router then the parent didn't read
> the installation instructions for it :)
And that would shock you how?
> As for local exploits, install FireFox 0.9.1 (or higher) and use a non-
> MS based email client. This will limit your exposure dramatically.
I prefer to run debian headless with SSH access locked down to my work
address with iptables. No X-windows installed just a simple console with
lynx, slrn, and a few other helpful apps.
Now for my windows I do use Firefox. For email, Outlook Express isn't
installed. MSN messenger is killed and removed, along with any services
that are of no use to me to run. My kids have their own email addresses
through one of my debian boxes which only accept email from use of a
single subject line that they specified so that they remain spam free. I
set up dummy accounts for them to sign up for things, which means I know
exactly what they sign up for. Also, with the exception of the windows
machine, they have no CDrom drives, nor Floppy drives in which to try to
get around my systems. I keep a CD-rom server in another room which only
I have access to for times when I need to do installs and such.
I'm not to rigid about security though ;-)
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