A tip on how to prevent unwanted dialing
Hey all, in this thread I'll post one of my favorite security-related configuration tips. You see, it's that I always set my computer, and also recommend other users (on forums, blog comments etc.) to set their computers' modems to "Show terminal window" before connecting to the Internet ...
For much more details about this (i.e. how to actually do this), check the "Security and dial-up" page at CastleCops Wiki (btw. I've created it) or visit the "config.html" page on my own website.