[clug] Security for home - Topic for discussion

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Mon Feb 25 10:19:06 UTC 2019

Dear George:

> Using firewalls as an example;
> I expect we all run a home firewall between our IT stuff and the
> Internet.
> Do we consider an Internet firewall "necessary"?, do we consider it
> too difficult to implement?, how detailed a firewall are we prepared
> to configure?
> Do we have separate firewalls for wired and WiFi networks (in case
> someone hacks our WiFi).

An address on this topic, might start with configuring gufw rules.

> For that matter, what do you think is the level of risk of "our house
> been broken into" ? Do we take precautions for this event? (locks,
> window security, safe, items kind of hidden, alarms, security patrols,
> etc).  Does our security assessment change after we experience a
> security breach?

I heard of South African immigrants. Who found that their home lacked a 
security fence! So huddling together in the living room.

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