The more I read about spyware, bugware and software that’s so aggressive and well-hidden that it can turn ON your computer and make use of it when it was OFF and you were outa the house, the more I want to unplug the Ethernet wire from my machine when I step away.
After all, that’s hardware. No software can bridge that gap. The mechanics of unplugging the Ethernet wire from the back of most peoples’ desktop machines would be kind of ungainly and difficult- and would stress out the connector.
Why can’t I find a black box that I can rest next to my machine, that has an Ethernet pass-through that I can truly either kill, or unplug? I’d use a 3 foot cable to get from the back of the machine to the desk, and then run the Ethernet wire back to the DSL. I am truly tempted to start unplugging when not at the desk and working. Does a really safe effective cut-off box exist? One that eliminates ANY chance of someone using the connection? Or, do I need to gob around with Ethernet barrel connectors and make up something on my own?