Several issues exist for all mass-deployed broadband services:
Services are always connected.
Users can be naive.
Networks in homes and businesses are becoming increasingly complex.
Broadband users have more complex interactions with the networks of others.
Unlike dial-up connections to the Internet, DSL connections are likely to be always connected to the wide area resource. This opens the user from the home or small business to a number of attacks that are less likely in the traditional environment of intermittent connections.
In a dial-up environment, the IP address of the user's system is not static, as it is typically assigned anew from ...