Internet Security for New Apartment

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Trinitrotoluene, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Trinitrotoluene

    Trinitrotoluene Limp Gawd

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    My new apartment complex provides free T-1 internet access. Currently I have Trend Micro's Internet Security 2004 along with a linksys router for my dsl. Unfortunately, I will have to leave the router with my parents. For more protection would it be wise to buy another router with a built in firewall? How vulnerable are community used T-1 lines?
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  2. lomn75

    lomn75 Purple Ace

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    Depends on exactly what hardware is involved with the T1, but the smart assumption is always that it's not secure.

    Anyway, while a software firewall is probably enough, I would say go ahead and grab another router.