-=PCTechTalk=- Re: DSL

Whoa.....lets step back and take a deep breath <G>

Here are some facts, and observations.........

No connection to the internet is absolutely safe. 

No software will stop 100% of the threats to a computer.

High speed connections (ADSL, DSL, cable, etc.) so far exceed the 
experience of dialup that anyone who can afford it SHOULD use it.

A high speed connection should be utilized with proper safeguards.  
These safeguards include a good AV software that's kept up-to-date, a 
DSL switch, a firewall software, and proper use of software to remove 
"spyware", etc.   

Think of the experience of "safe computing" as being something like 
"safe sex", it's not hard to practice, it's essential, and the 
rewards far outweigh the cost/work of practicing safe computing. 

The risk of serious hack-attack on a home computer  is relatively 
small.  Most of the problems encountered are annoyances more than 
serious problems.

The fact that the real risk is relatively small DOES NOT mean one 
should not protect their computer -- computer owners have a 
responsibility to protect their computer to prevent it from being 
used to attack others!!

My advice is to continue on your path and enjoy the experience of 
DSL.  Obviously you are reading and studying  the subject and that's 
a GOOD thing.  If you have specific questions.....feel free to ask 
and we'll do our best to help.

Regards from the
"Keyboard Cowboy",
 
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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¤¤¤¤¤ On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 02:43:36 -0700
¤¤¤¤¤ Glo wrote:
¤
¤ Hi all, another question for you:  I am planning to get DSL (am now
¤ on dial-up) and since the computer will be always connected I
¤ wonder how secure it will be?  Will I be more vulnerable to
¤ hackers, etc?  I also plan to download ZoneAlarm firewall after DSL
¤ is installed, but just read an article on some malware that
¤ penetrates ZA with almost no detection.
¤ So maybe I shouldn't get DSL after all?  I'm interested in speed,
¤ since dial-up is so slow on the internet. What else should I be
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