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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    What is a firewall and which should I use?

    We see a lot of newbies coming in and asking about firewalls.

    They mostly want to know two things.

    What is it/what does it do?

    Which one should I use?

    SecurityFocus has written an article about it and think it would be good for newbies to check out.

    This might even be a good article to pass around to your coworkers so they can help protect their home computers from attack.

    Home User Security: Personal Firewalls
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    Nice post man... I will have to do that (as most of the people i know havent got a clue...)
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    Absolutely great artical phishphreek80. I have been looking for something that explains firewalls and offers a comparison of the different ones for some time. I have alot of members( in various groups I belong to) that I have been trying to explain the benifits of a good firewall to, and this will make it much easier for me.
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    I posted that already here: http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=252146

    Anyway, more people read that article now
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    My bad. I didn't see it.

    It is a good article though.

    It won't let me delete for some reason... if a mod wants, feel free to remove this thread.
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    It is a popular topic. My article is not as detailed I don't think, but the article I wrote on firewalls back in March or so is one of my most read pages on my site.

    Here is a link: What Is a Firewall?

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