I am thinking on subscribing to a broadband internet provider. In my case I would have a cable from the wall directly in to my network card (do not know the technology used).
My question is how do I do to stop all connections to the Internet when I want (i.e.when I am not working). Since the computer will most likely be on a large part of the day I don´t want to give a hacker all the time in the world to get access to my computer. I want to be able to turn the Internet connection on and off say as I do now with my modem.
Is this possible and how?
I am dual booting with Linux and Win 2000.