Hosts

Hosts
Far more capable than comlinks or cyberdecks, a Host is the basis for a businesses’ online operations, allowing dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of users to access the system simultaneously, share data and resources. A Host has matrix attributes (Attack, Sleaze, Data Processing, Firewall) equal to its rating. Hosts come standard with Patrol IC (at the Host’s Rating) installed.

IC
IC is designed to keep a host free of hackers or other un-authorized users, and keep the Host up and running. There are several different types of IC available, some legal and others not.

IC is similar to Agents, and is available at various ratings. The max rating of IC a Host can run is equal to the rating of the host. For all attack and defense tests, IC uses its Rating x 2.

Archives
Archives are secure data storage areas within a Host, where either sensitive or old data is stored. The increased security and limited access on the Archives means that they cannot be used for storing information used in day-to day activities, and are generally only accessible by the Host’s administrators.

An Archive is essentially a separate Host within the Host. Archives can be of a Rating up to the Rating of their Host, and a Host may have a number of separate Archives up to its Rating/2, and an Archive uses its own Rating for resisting hacking attempts, etc.

Archives are treated similarly to Hosts, with two notable exceptions:

  1. Archives do not (and cannot) have IC running within the Archive
  2. Archives are hidden from general view within the Host, requiring the hacker to search the Host to locate the Archive. (This requires a special Extended Matrix Search test with a Threshold equal to the Archive’s Rating, and an Interval of 1 complex action.)

While an Archive cannot have IC running within it, the Host’s IC will not lose track of a hacker entering an archive, and will continue to monitor the archive for the emergence of the hacker, and launch its available IC.

It is not possible to have an Archive within another Archive; they cannot be layered for security.

Item Availability Cost
Hosts
Host (Rating 1-3) Rating Rating x 5,000¥
Host (Rating 4-6) Rating Rating x 10,000¥
Host (Rating 7-9) Rating x2 R Rating x 25,000¥
Host (Rating 10-12) Rating x2 F Rating x 50,000¥
IC
Acid IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Binder IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Black IC (Rating 1-12) Rating F Rating x 5,000¥
Blaster IC (Rating 1-12) Rating R Rating x 2,000¥
Crash IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Jammer IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Killer IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Marker IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Probe IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Scramble IC (Rating 1-12) Rating R Rating x 2,000¥
Sparky IC (Rating 1-12) Rating R Rating x 2,000¥
Tar Baby IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Track IC (Rating 1-12) Rating Rating x 1,000¥
Archives
As Host As Host As Host

EG:
Marubeni Motorcycle Repair Server (48,000¥)
R4 Host (40,000¥)
Patrol IC R4 (included)
Probe IC R4 (4,000¥)
Killer IC R4 (4,000¥)

Wireless Protection
Several options exist for securing a building against wireless intrusion, including wallpaper and paint that create significant wireless noise. To be effective, the protected area must be completely enclosed, including all walls, ceiling/roof and floor.

Wireless Negating Wallpaper
This wallpaper is embedded with metallic microfibers that act in a similar way as a Farraday cage (though not quite as effective). It can be purchased in a myriad of colours and styles, and is also available in re-usable rolls. As long as care is taken in putting the wallpaper up and taking it down, it can be used up to a dozen times. Price is for sufficient wallpaper to cover 30m2 of wall (typical walls being ~3m high, will cover 10m wide wall).

Wireless Negating Paint
Similar to the wireless negating wallpaper this paint contains metallic microfibers to cause interference in wireless signals. Unlike the wallpaper, it cannot be re-used, but with modern sprayers, is faster to apply, and significantly less expensive. Price is for sufficient paint to cover 30m2 of wall (typical walls being ~3m high, will cover 10m wide wall).

Farraday Cage
An enclosure formed of a mesh of conductive material which completely blocks electromagnetic waves from passing in to or out of the protected area, completely blocking wireless signals. Price is for sufficient paint to cover 30m2 of wall (typical walls being ~3m high, will cover 10m wide wall).

Item Availability Cost
Wireless Negating Wallpaper (Rating 1-4) Rating x2 Rating x 200¥
Wireless Negating Paint (Rating 1-3) Rating x2 Rating x 100¥
Farraday Cage 6 200¥

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