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Is it possible for someone to access my computer if it is left on and is connected to a modem which is also left on?
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Only of one of the following is true:

1) Your modem is set to Auto Answer, and the person is question is a very good hacker.

2) Your modem is set to Auto Answer, and your computer is set up as a server or a BBS system.

3) Your modem is set to Auto Answer, and your computer is configured for remote access via a remote access application.

As you can see, if your modem is not set to Auto Answer, you won't have any trouble.

--EbenBrooks
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Many thanks.
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