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Old 06-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Can I Get Hacked If I Lack Any Kind of Network Connectivity?


Hello

I am very confident some people have gone into my computer and gathered some information. Though there is an built in firewall it is is not impossible to penetrate into you system.

Now I shut down the network when I don't sit in front of the computer. There is an icon on the tray. If you right click it, you get the option to shut down the system. When you shut down, you can't go to the Internet. You get the message telling that you are off line.

Now I have started shut down the system when I am not working with the computer. You could right click again and make it on line. So I am on line as well as off line several times.

My question is when you are off line whether it is possible to penetrate into the system.

Your thoughts are welcome.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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Please use more useful thread titles in future. Thanks.

And if your machine has no functioning network connection, it's impossible for someone to attack it over the network.

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Old 06-15-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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Thanks acid_kewpie

What would be the proper thread for this question?
 
Old 06-15-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
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Are you basically asking: "can I get hacked if I lack any kind of network connectivity"?
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #5
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No, noctilucent

No network is safe on the Internet. People can penetrate into systems. I don't use a separate piece of hardware for a firewall.

Of course, I have a D-Link router. I connect 3 computers. All are Linux computers. I have found out some people have gone into my system.

Your thoughts are welcome!

Do you think a separate piece of hardware firewall is panacea for the problem?
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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Are you basically asking: "can I get hacked if I lack any kind of network connectivity"?
Sounds like it. Sounds like a decent thread title too. A member with 77 posts can pick a perfectly good title when someone with 1500+ can't...
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:24 PM   #7
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Thanks acid_kewpie

This is not the first time you touched on the number of posts I made here.You are with us for a long time and I always read your comments with pleasure.

I have been running Linux for more 10 years.
I don't post questions to Windows forums. I am bad at Windows.

I want some advice on hardware firewall or some other solutions to mitigate the problem.

I know there is no solution tantamount bullet-proof vest.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:45 PM   #8
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I hate to be Mr Obvious here, but have you noticed that acid_kewpie is a forum moderator?
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:52 PM   #9
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I have found out some people have gone into my system.
Please post in detail and without interpreting what you have found, meaning tool output, log lines.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #10
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Sounds like it. Sounds like a decent thread title too. A member with 77 posts can pick a perfectly good title when someone with 1500+ can't...
I have changed the thread title to make it more meaningful to people who only read as far as the thread title.
 
  


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