posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 10:37 AM
I have been coming to this website for 2 years, and I have experienced no problems. Although my router (I have a 24/7 DSL Internet connection
throughout my LAN) emails me it logs every morning, and emails me instantly when it recieves a threat (such as a DoS attack). The router acts as my
firewall, as you may of guessed.
And with that, I get about 200 emails a day from it (all DoS attacks). I think that is normal though, and nothing to do with ATS.
As for your hard drive crashing, just bad luck I guess. I try and use Western Digital hard drives for all the computers I build, but I have still had
problems with them - but like somebody else said, their very cheap these days - as long as you keep backups of your important data, it's not much to
I don't know how the governments would attack you accross the Internet anyway, I mean - yes that could easily, but crash your hard drive? Unless they
implant a boot sector virus on your hard drive - I don't think there are many other ways.
Try not to rely on software firewalls (such as Zone Alarm), nothing beats a proper hardware firewall/gateway. Well, I can think of one more way - lock
your computer in a cupboard, with no floppy, cd-drive and no network connections
- though that's just insane, lol.
I think the governments would watch over these sort of websites, even if it's just for a giggle - to see how way off we are.