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By Ardent ·
I have two operating system installed on my computer. Windows 98 on FAT32 and windows 2000 on NTFS. I am using window 98 to access internet and windows 2000 to work on LAN(Local Area Network). I think that while on internet on window 98(FAT32)no hacker can have access to my files which are on the drive formated on NTFS or on to my LAN.
Am I save and should continue working as such or not?

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by alveden In reply to Security at InterNet

Nope, you are not, even with security measure, such as firewalls, vpn, nat, etc, you only reduce the risk of being penetrated or hack.
Without those, your PC is 100% comprimisable, no matter what drive format you are using. There are numerous tools out there that allows you to read multiple type of formats.

I suggest that you install some form of personal firewall, such as TinyFirewall, SecureComputing, etc into your win98 system.

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by TheChas In reply to Security at InterNet

If you use hardware profiles, or some other measure to prevent the NIC from being recognized and installed in the W98 system, your LAN is reasonably safe.

As to the NTFS drive, it is not safe.

While W98 does not have native ability to read NTFS volumes, there are a number of utilities that can allow W98 to browse NTFS volumes.

Chas

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