Posted by Victor (126.96.36.199) on November 27, 2001 at 10:29:35:
In Reply to: Last week it was imposters. This week, it's viruses posted by Margi on November 27, 2001 at 09:54:03:
300 baud modem just ten short years ago to communicate with another computer thinking it was the greatest thing in the world. The net is quite young and not much different than the old party line telephones some of you probably remember. Half the neighborhood could listen in on your "private" conversations. For this reason, I invested in a "net" computer, nothing of value in it so if some asshole crashes it, no big deal, will get back on line in about ten minutes. I do keep both the latest versions of ant-virus and firewalls on it and receive important to me files on it. These files are checked for virus than transferred via zip disk to my main computer that is part of a LAN with zero wires leaving the office. Can't touch a computer that is not on line.Terrible that one has to go through all this, but the net also generated it's share of hackers. I can understand someone trying to steal something off the net, but just to destroy peoples computers for the sake of destroying them does not offer any gain to the hackers, so why do they do things like this?
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