On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 04:20:58AM -0500, Omega -1911 wrote: > > Well, let's see. My system sits behind a firewall. No external services > > are advertised to the internet. All internal addresses are non-routable. > > I do not use or have any wifi. The system sits in my home office. I use > > a Debian Linux system and practice very safe computing. I often > > investigate little-known sites before surfing to them, and never accept > > temptations to click on ads. In fact, I have my /etc/hosts file set up > > to block the vast majority of ad servers (I see a fraction of the ads > > most people see). I never download content of questionable origin, nor > > accept it from others without investigating it first. I have a root kit > > detector installed, which I periodically use. I'm the only person who > > uses this computer. No one who enters this space is more knowledgeable > > than I am about computers (= not capable of hacking a computer). > > Hi Paul - I am interested in knowing how you prevent intrusion with > your firewall when it is a known fact that post 9/11 companies that > develop such leave ports open for "Big Brother" as required. Remember > "Green Lantern", "Carnivore" and the like are roaming around and used > by various agencies. Even though a firewall reports that the ports are > blocked, they aren't.