Reduce attack surface: disable adapters upon idle

If your computer is only online for the 4 hours a day you actually use it, rather than 24 hours, that reduces your attack surface by 500%, or five times. Just as one example.

No idea why there are no firewalls that implement this, just makes sense. All the program needs is an option to insert a scheduled task to trigger this.

The decrease in online activity will be proportional to the reduction in attack surface and chances of being hacked.

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FYI, we do have our “Block All” mode under our firewall settings. It is not automatically disabled though during idle time. Perhaps that’s a setting we could consider for the future if others request it.

Thanks for your feedback.