15.1. General Security Issues for Broadband Services
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.
15.1.1. Problems Raised by an Always-connected Service
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 ...