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#1 ghicken

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:56 AM

Just saying hi. This site has been helpful to me so I joined for future questions.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 11:03 AM

Welcome to BC!!

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 11:10 AM

Welcome to BC!
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 11:47 AM

I found the Hijack This tutorial and knew right away this was where to go to learn more. I'm a Unix engineer by trade and have ignored Windows even though my wife and I run ME on one computer and XP Pro SP2 on another. I finally realized the damage that spyware was doing to our computers.

I'm here for Windows security and admin learning.

I now run a web proxy on my firewall that logs all objects passing through. I'm running AdAware SE and Spybot S&D on both boxes and have been trying other tools like HJT on the ME box. I made Administrator account accessible and turned down my wife's and my own user accounts to limited on the XP box. I also implemented the Windows firewall as well..

I'm also beefing up the tiny little wifi LAN in the house. I only have WEP encryption on it but I'd rather use a VPN tunnel through the access point. I'm also looking into centralized logins using LDAP with TLS encryption. I'll probably be lurking around here a lot.

Thanks!

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:01 PM

You probably already know this, but the Windows firewall only handles incomming packets and ignores outgoing packets.If you want a free firewall to use instead of the windows version, I can recomment Sygate Personal Firewall.
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:14 PM

You probably already know this, but the Windows firewall only handles incomming packets and ignores outgoing packets.If you want a free firewall to use instead of the windows version, I can recomment Sygate Personal Firewall.
Regards,
John

I turned on Windows Firewall because it was there already. I have my whole network running through Astaro Security Linux but I feel I need to have the extra Windows firewall in place.

I will check out Sygate.

Thanks.




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