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Comment Re:How do you know? (Score 1) 277

In a word, yes. But not multiple routers, just something capable of segmenting traffic securely (or as securely as you can hope for...)

The precautions that you have used for years in a corporate network apply to a home network. You have computers or tablets that need access to your bank, your utility companies, your email and your family photos and then you have other devices that just need access to the internet. In other words, you need a protected network and a DMZ.

I run pfSense at home and have a VLAN for my sensitive workstations and another for those things that just need to access the internet. If I can, I even lock down the cameras and thermostat to the web site they need to get to. Using something like pfSense also lets me monitor where those devices are going to.

Comment Re:Older = Better (Score 2) 234

But the more about the ancients we discover, the less primitive the people seem

The older I get, the more I learn about the other people sharing this planet and those that preceded us, the more I believe that we are all the same, for the most part. We all have the same basic wants and needs, the same basic drives. What separates me from a Roman living under Augustus or an Egyptian living in the time of Ramses is more a matter of the trappings of technology than the core of our beings.

As a kid I was always struck by this quote from Khan in the Star trek episode Space Seed

Nothing ever changes, except man. Your technical accomplishments? Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity, but improve man and you gain a thousandfold. I am such a man.

There's no Khans running around yet. So we are pretty much as we have always been, except for some immunity to some diseases that our ancestors paid for.

Comment Re:Was logging in to post exactly this (Score 1) 338

I'd train my replacement. And I would gladly tell my next employer that I happily trained my replacement.

Of course, whether that training is of any value would be hard to determine. After all, I am not an educator or technical writer of any sort and training someone whose first language is not English will, I'm sure, lead to a lot of room for errors in translation.

So when my replacement removes rather than reviews the firewall rules on the last day of the month, I'm sure that was just an error in the way they heard me...

Comment Here's How I Create A Highly-Secure Password (Score 1) 637

I create a password for the system like Pass1234.

Then I pull out the network card, fill the PCI slots, USB ports, Firewire, and Bluetooth with resin.Then I put the computer in a lead lined room with a deadbolt on the door. Then I remove the keyboard. Then I smash the network card I removed to tiny, tiny pieces, just to be sure...

NO ONE is hacking THAT password...

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