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2001 Tech Tip: Home Network Security

January 2001 White Paper

This tech tip contains a discussion about home network security.


CERT Division



This historical document gives home users an overview of the security risks and countermeasures associated with Internet connectivity, especially in the context of "always-on" or broadband access services (such as cable modems and DSL). However, much of the content is also relevant to traditional dial-up users (users who connect to the Internet using a modem).