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prairiesky

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reply to derekm

Re: UBB, Overages, and malicious users

1) no, they're supposed to be a dumb pipe
2) yes, everything that goes through your modem counts
3) yes, turn off equipment when not using it.



derekm

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said by prairiesky:

3) yes, turn off equipment when not using it.

That negates the promise of an 'always-on' connection, and static IP... Sure it would work - you can't hack a computer that's not turned on. You also can't use it.

Likewise, you could be hit with 10Mpbs instead, whenever you are on. (i.e. faster rate over shorter time frame)

This is especially pernicious, as consumer-grade routers won't ever show what type of traffic is coming in.

Obviously the other solution is to get an unlimited package, but if someone wanted to cause you trouble for a month or two... Especially on Cogeco with thier insane overages.


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said by derekm:

if someone wanted to cause you trouble for a month or two... Especially on Cogeco with thier insane overages.

Yup. Some anecdotal evidence that the modem doesn't necessarily need to be powered on for a user to actually, you know, incur usage.



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