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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:18 AM
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:34 PM
I suppose it's possible if you're willing to pay for it. But internet security is in a constant state of change so even if someone is offering an all in one solution, it will probably be obsolete tomorrow. Users need to be vigilant about internet security but it seems like too much trouble for a lot of people...until they get infected.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:56 PM
Posted 24 December 2007 - 07:58 PM
When using the Internet most people connect to web sites, ftp servers or other Internet servers by connecting to a domain name, as in www.bleepingcomputer.com. Internet applications, though, do not communicate via domain names, but rather using IP addresses, such as 192.168.1.1. Therefore when you type a domain name in your program that you wish to connect to, your application must first convert it to an IP address that it will use to connect to.
The way these hostnames are resolved to their mapped IP address is called Domain Name Resolution. On almost all operating systems whether they be Apple, Linux, Unix, Netware, or Windows the majority of resolutions from domain names to IP addresses are done through a procedure called DNS.
Edited by boopme, 24 December 2007 - 08:00 PM.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 09:06 PM
Every firewall is different and some are more annoying than others. All of them have to be trained when you first use them. It asks you if you want to accept something and it usually gives the option to accept that packet all the time. But many users forget to check that box and then they wonder why they're still getting notifications. And some firewalls aren't intended for the casual user and aren't trainable unless you're a techie. I don't think there is an easy fix for vigilance.
Edited by ShrOomiN, 24 December 2007 - 09:09 PM.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 06:40 AM
Posted 25 December 2007 - 02:53 PM
You have to train your firewall to accept what you want it to accept. If you're not checking that box, it will continue to notify you every time you go there. The firewall will only remember what you tell it to remember.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 03:48 PM
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown (1938-1994)
A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:15 PM
Edited by ShrOomiN, 25 December 2007 - 04:16 PM.
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