Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:49 PM
Common, ordinary firewalls stop inbound traffic that doesn't conform to the rules that are coded into the hardware or software firewall.
Advanced firewalls monitor traffic to keep bad stuff from getting in, and they keep the bad stuff that does get in from "phoning home".
If you keep any sensitive information (SSN, Bank info, passwords, etc) on your system at all - you owe it to yourself to be protected (by using a firewall). If you don't have any sensitive information on your system - then it's wide open for a hacker (because the password to use your system is sensitive information).
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able. - John
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