Security concerns on Internet connections (Dialup-Connection to the Internet)

by Johannes Helmig
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

As part of the setup of the local network, File-and-Print Sharing is installed in most cases, with sharing of the disk(s):And on most private networks, passwords are usually not defined. Lets have a closer look to the network configuration: we need to check the combination “TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter” (which is used for the Internet connections):And this is the security problem: when installing “File-and-Print Sharing”, then Windows configures by default a Binding (=connection) between each protocol (in this case the TCP/IP used for the Internet connection) with the “File-and-Print Sharing” ! Result: your system is wide open for connections FROM the Internet, everybody knowing your IP-address can now connect to your disk ! Protection: as minimum protection, define at least a Sharing password for your disk. Better: do NOT allow a connection from the Internet to your local disk