Here's our Hardware Tip for.. April 28, 2000
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Tips for High-Speed Internet Access--Part 5 of 5
Whether you use a DSL or a cable modem, your connection to the Internet is always on. What this really means is that you are part of an Ethernet network that doesn't require you to dial in. In this type of computing environment, you should seriously consider the resulting security issues. Normally, with DSL or cable modem services, the installation technicians set up your system so that you share file and print capability on your system. This means others on the same network can look into your PC, open your files, and browse through your data.

To help protect yourself against unwanted access, talk to your service's network administrator and set up your system so it doesn't share file and print services.