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I would like to know if hackers/intruders can access my
hard drive/files/information while I'm connected online (i.e. Netscape connection through AOL server)?  What about
when I'm off-line?

I know about "cookies", but I'm not referring to that....I
am talking about unauthorized access by hackers to information on my hard drive.

If your answer is yes, how is this possible and what can
be done to prevent it?   I'm thinking of using a program
called Abuse.Net......would this be effective?

Thank you for answering. :)

Tiffany
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alechko earned 300 total points
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The truth : InterNet Explorer had a "future" that overs could get your password, NetScape don't have it.

While you're off-line you don't have to be voried about nothing , the only way to get information about data that your disk contains is to come to you computer ( phisicaly ) and type "dir"
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While you're online , I can't see any way people can do something, unless you use Linux or other unix clone OS which
is not secured untill you invest a lot of work in it.

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by:TiffanyL
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Hello Alechko,

Thank you for your response, but I am not sure about
the last part of your answer in reference to hackers
obtaining information from my hard drive while I'm
online.  From what you told me, it would be very difficult
for a hacker to do that, but I have heard reports of it
happening and since there are programs designed to protect against it; it must be occurring.

I'm going to post this question again, so I can see how
someone else answers it.   Thank you for your answer and,
hopefully, you are correct in that nobody can access my
hard drive while online......but I'll feel better if I get
one more opinion on this subject.

Thanks,
Tiffany
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