• Subject: Re: DSL Firewall Question (was List turnaround speed)
  • From: Terry.Rhoades@xxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 08:41:19 -0500


Hi Rob,

Everyone who connects to the internet should have some sort of firewall / 
intrusion protection.

Network Ice (Black Ice), ZoneAlarm, and Symantec's (Norton) Desktop Firewall 
products are good hacker deterents.

Dial-up is just as vulnerable as DSL, Cable, T1 or T3 connections.

Dial-up connections "appear" to be safer because the window of opportunity (for 
hackers) tends to be a lot smaller.  But if a hacker
"sniffed" out your PC, 30 seconds after you signed on to your ISP, you are just 
as ......            Well you get the idea.

Keep in mind that some hackers just want to do as much damage as possible.   
Others want to look around your PC for credit card
information, bank account numbers, telephone numbers and other personal 
information and not leave any trace that they been inside
your hard drive.

Now, do you think you "NEED" intrusion protection?

As an added security level, I keep all of my personal data files stored on a 
couple of LS-120 diskettes, NOT on the PC's hard drive.

I hope this helps!

Terry




                                                                                
                       
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                    01/11/01 04:44 PM                                           
                       
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I have a question.  Why would he now need a firewall at his home versus
when he had a modem connection?  Or should he have had one then?  If that
is the case should anyone who hooks up to the internet; personal or
business, modem or otherwise, have a firewall?

Rob Berendt

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                    01/11/01 02:51 PM
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DSL is coming to my community real soon & I have been looking at personal
firewall alternatives - currently leaning towards Norton because I have
their
protection for Virus & use for other stuff & I not see anything comparably
priced that seems better & I have seen enough horror stories about the free
stuff to steer away from it.

Is your DSL to work or home?

Did you get a personal fire wall to use with always connected to the
internet
DSL,  what did you get, were you happy with it?




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