Life in the Fast Lane: Security for Cable Modem, DSL, and Other Remote User Internet Connections

Threats To Remote User Network Connections

An exciting array of modern broadband technologies, including cable modem, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), VSAT satellite, and wireless is bringing faster, affordable Internet access opportunities to small, remote offices and home users. Furthermore, the traditional and economical analog modem connection continues in widespread use for individual Internet connections. Unfortunately, all of these remote connection services make the frequently connected remote user an extremely inviting target for hoards of direct and Trojan Horse-based hacker attacks. In recent years, reports from the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center have revealed that major distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) breaches were successful by attackers garnering a multitude of poorly protected user systems to serve as unwilling accomplices (frequently referred to as Zombies) and became “launching pads” for attacks on unsuspecting victim Web sites. The most common way that a victim system becomes a Zombie is when a backdoor Trojan Horse agent is planted on the user’s system. Full Story

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