Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 16:42:18 -0400 From: "R.S.(Bob) Heuman" <rsh@IDIRECT.COM> Subject: ASUS mother board security question... To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM Question from a co-worker that I do not have an answer to... Does anyone reading BugTraq know the answer, and whether or not this is a major security exposure? Bob Statement of fact and question(s) below: ============================================================ Recently I built a new computer and I noticed that the ASUS mother board has a function (if you are using an ATX power supply) to remotely turn on the computer if anything is received on either the LAN or modem ports. It seems that anything that triggers an external interrupt line will turn on the computer. Security questions: 1) am I correct in assuming that anyone who sends a packet to you over the Internet will appear on the LAN port if you have a cable modem and if so will they have access to your computer? 2) what options do I have to secure the computer? (multiboot OS/2 and Linux) I am aware that a BIOS switch will disable these features but they could be useful if the machine is properly configured. ====================================================== End of statement and questions... R.S. (Bob) Heuman - Toronto, ON, Canada =================================================== <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com> Copyright retained. My opinions - no one elses... If this is illegal where you are, do not read it!