Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 1st May 2008 01:55 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Security consultant Howard Fosdick has contributed the latest entry in the 2008 OSNews Article Contest: a highly detailed examination of security and privacy on the Windows platform, and how to use free software tools and a little knowledge to protect your privacy online.
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Are personal firewalls snake oil?
by zima on Sun 4th May 2008 01:06 UTC
zima
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2005-07-06

That's the question I asked once on discussion forum where I hang out...

Discussion that followed: http://forums.murc.ws/showthread.php?t=58810 (no point in copy&paste, I guess)

Suffice to say I don't run any, not even the one built into Windows. And no problems because of that...

If I'll _really_ want a firewall, I'll use pfsense or m0n0wall

PS. Before anybody brings out again the only good sounding argument for software firewalls - if you need software firewall to know that your machine has been compromised by some malware, you've already lost.

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