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As a lot of us spend far too long online than we should it may be a good idea to instal a firewall to help reduce your risks. There are a lot of good software firewall out there and some of the best are even available for free so there is no reason not to try them out

We would recommend that you also seriously consider a hardware solution.

Relevant links:

Free-Firewall.org - impressive collection of free firewalls for PC, Mac and Linux.

Google directory

FAQ: Firewall Forensics (What am I seeing?) - a great resource which explains what you are actually seeing in your frewall logs.

Gibson Research Corporation - use the ShieldsUP! online testing to test your vulnerability before and after you instal a firewall.

GRC has received quite a bit of bad press recently - for other sources of information see:

Navas Cable Modem/DSL Tuning Guide: Check Your Security

Online Security Services

Relevant threads:

Why would my ISP be scanning my ports?

FIREWALLS--NEED 411.... - discussion of hradware firewalls.


(Edited by: Emperor on Mon 19-Aug-2002)

(Edited by: Emperor on Thu 06-Mar-2003)

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