In response to Luis Morales <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > Greetings, > > I have been advised here previously to conceal my home network behind an old > powermac which would be used as a NAT router. Now I have to consider > whether this is worth the expense because if someone is dead intent on > pilfering your research papers and they know where you submit them, wouldn't > they be able to defeat your secure network by stealing your files on the > receiving end? > > Perhaps a concrete example will illustrate: > > i have a mac mni behind a G4, i send a research paper to WebCT and Turnitin-- > that file will now be purloined by the heathen subject, the pawn of Baalzebub > itself. > > Could this happen?
Yes. The point, in many cases, is whose fault it is. If I have confidential data about you (SSN, medical info, etc) and I send it to you on your request, then it's stolen from your computer, it's your fault. But if I have your personal information (such as a CC#) and it gets stolen from _my_ server, I'm probably going to be forking over some $$$ to cover your trouble, unless you have a very crappy lawyer. If your CC# gets stolen through no fault of mine, I'm not paying a dime. Don't know how this compares to your research paper scenario, but hopefully it makes a point. -- Bill Moran http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"