October 20th, 2003, 06:37 PM
The Linksys befsr41's usually come will all services and ports closed by default. You should be fine as long as you install the firmware updates.
BEFSR41 - EtherFast® Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch
Firmware Date : 6/24/2003
Obviously change the admin password and dont allow remote administration and you should be fine.
As for buying things online: nihil usually has the most paranoid option and it might be good to follow that...
N00b> STFU i r teh 1337 (english: You must be mistaken, good sir or madam. I believe myself to be quite a good player. On an unrelated matter, I also apparently enjoy math.)