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Chapter 26. Network Security > It's a Cold, Cruel World

It's a Cold, Cruel World

You might be considering connecting your LAN to the Internet, or you might have done so already. Connecting will probably be more work than you expect (even with, or due to, my advice), but the achievement will be gratifying. After you make just a few keystrokes, a friend in Italy will be able to log on to your network. Millions of potential customers can reach you. You'll be one with the world.

I don't want to spoil your day, but the cruel fact is that, in addition to your customers, friends, mother, and curious, benign strangers, your computer and your LAN will also be exposed to pranksters, hackers, information bandits, thieves, and a variety of other bad guys who, like anyone else, can probe, prod, and test your system. Will your network be up to the task? Even if you have a single computer only occasionally connected to the Internet by modem, you're still at risk.


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