No software (or "personal") firewall installed on computer.
Windows Firewall is OFF.
Computer is not behind a "hardware" firewall (router or other).
Computer is connected directly to a broadband service (DSL, cable, or faster).
Computer is likely to be attacked within seconds.
Hmmm, how many seconds?
Attacked with what?
Is attack successful?
If successful, how far will the attack go and what will it do?
You still have work to do, but I hope this helps a little.
(Currently north of the Mason-Dixon but has visited Buckhead.)
I'm writing a speech on computer security for my public speaking class. Let's say that we have a Windows XP system that has NO firewall installed (and Windows Firewall is turned off). Could some of you comment on how easy it is to gain root access to the system, or how long it would take on average, any sort of knowledge you have, statistics, etc. Nothing too specific needed, just some alarming stats you might have. Thanks!
-Britt from Georgia