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  1. 17 hours ago, dencorso said:

    OK. But what router (== maker and model) ?

    It doesn't really matter.


    You clearly don't know what you're talking about. Just having a consumer grade router between your PC and the internet doesn't mean you have a hardware firewall, because in these devices all network traffic goes down the kernel path which is purely software. Also, running the official firmware is even more of a privacy concern as it rarely gets updated, leaving vulnerabilities open. Please see various CVE's that surfaced after D-Link released the firmware for your devices: https://cve.mitre.org/data/downloads/allitems.html. A hardware firewall on the other hand is a separate device that you hook up between your PC and the router that connects you to the internet. Please do some reading before posting non-sense: http://bfy.tw/9NbI


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  2. On ‎29‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 3:48 PM, Dibya said:

    [...]hardware firewall of my router is there to protect me.[/...]

    May I ask what router is that and what firmware is it running (official or open source)?


  3. 9 hours ago, NoelC said:

    [...]  Linux/Unix has its own problems.


    It really depends what you are using it for. I gave up on Windows at the office some 2 years ago, using a Linux flavor specifically designed for network administrators (Kali Linux) and I must say I don't miss anything. It has all the tools and programs I need to get my job done. I'm only running Windows at home on one PC where I (sometimes) get the time to play.


  4. 5 hours ago, Tommy said:

    Warining about how you could totally destroy everything stored on your disk drivers is actually a good idea there, Trip.

    I doubt any information is stored on disk drivers. I always thought data is stored on disk drives...


  5. Microsoft expands Get Windows 10 program to domains, publishes opt-out instructions


    As before, PCs running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and any embedded version of those operating systems aren't eligible for the free upgrade and thus will continue to be immune from the GWX update.


    But domain-joined PCs running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 8.1 Pro that are configured to receive updates directly from Windows Update will begin seeing the GWX taskbar icon shortly. Domain-joined PCs that get updates through another mechanism, such as Windows Server Update Services or System Center Configuration Manager, will continue to be off-limits.


    This is really crossing the line, now businesses are subjected to this nonsense? I can only imagine how smoothly that will go.


    (at least WSUS is safe... for now)



    I foresee *massive* court actions.



  6. Since we are talking about routers running third-party firmware, I would advise getting one that is supported by OpenWRT. OpenWRT is much more up-to-date when it comes to kernel and packages versions and offers great flexibility in terms of network configuration. I personally have 2 WRT1900AC's (running the latest 4.4 kernel) plus a few other development boards sitting behind an Ubiquity Edgerouter Lite that actually handles my PPPoE gigabit internet connection and they all work just fine.




    Should you need more info, you can usually find me on freenode IRC server on channel #openwrt, same username as here.



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