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nitroshift

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  1. 17 hours ago, dencorso said:

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

    It doesn't really matter.

    @Dibya

    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

    nitroshift

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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)?

    nitroshift


  3. 9 hours ago, NoelC said:

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

    -Noel

    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.

    nitroshift


  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...

    nitroshift


  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.

     

    nitroshift


  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.

     

    @NoelC

     

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

     

    nitroshift

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