'It was the 'Definitive List of Should Haves' but you have a real winner in terms of security for your PC...an invisible PC is unlikely to be threatened !!'....NO PC is invisible on the net. You have to have an IP address assigned to the computer-you have the IP address-the ports are there. Gibson's boxes of tricks only 'hides' the ports, they do NOT remove them. It does not take a genius to work of that if there is an IP address then the ports, by default, are there.
Just in case anyone puts too much faith in Barrow-boy Gibson.... click hereclick here for an easier read without all the violently coloured text and OTT 'design'.
If a 17yr old from the welsh valleys can break into 150 secure US Defence computers, home computers have no chance. The fact that home computers are not being hacked to death speaks volumes....there is nothing remotely of any interest on them. Home computers contain drivel...important to the owner but naff all use to anyone else.
Just follow the SIMPLE rules in this thread, towards the end, and you will be MORE than well protected.
GANDALF <|:-)>, OK I concede. As you say my computer contains drivel. Important to me but just rubbish to anyone else. So why would anyone want to break in to my computer? Well they could use it to "spam", key logging, rogue diallers, or just to send viruses etc...
Hopefully with the protection I have (AVG, Adaware, Spybot, Spywareblaster and Zonealarm) I think I am pretty well protected.