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Dial-up and Firewall
« on: March 30, 2004, 04:15:39 PM »
IS it necessary to have a firewall installed with dial-up connection?

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2004, 04:19:12 PM »
by right...i think it should be fine....but it's always better to be safer... ;)

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2004, 04:19:38 PM »
Not necessary,but can do no wrong if you have one.
Ask some your friend if anyone has DSL or cable to download it for you (you can do this by yourself if you don't care about the bill ;) ).
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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2004, 04:25:32 PM »
Thanks for the replys,as always,I find this forum most helpful.
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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2004, 04:34:01 PM »
Thanks for the replys,as always,I find this forum most helpful.
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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2004, 03:46:45 AM »
Is it necessary to have a firewall installed with dial-up connection?

I do recommend: virus/worms protection, privacy, security (hackers)...
No disavantages ... but, take care, you need a good combination of antivirus and firewall... some are incompatible.

I suggest avast! + ZoneAlarm
You can try others that are good too: Sygate, Outpost or Kerio (last versions).
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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2004, 11:12:56 AM »
Anyone who has an internet connection especially an always on type is a damn fool if they don't run as an absolute minimum a  firewall and a virus scanner.

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2004, 12:16:29 PM »
an AV yes, but you can secure your WIN better than with a firewall, e.g. doing Windowsupdates, and disabling unnecessary services ;)

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2004, 12:20:49 PM »
Hmmm - Well if you manage to acquire a undetected trojan - how do you know its running if you haven't got a firewall running ?

Manual inspection of the registry, running processes and directory contents - I don't think so somehow

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2004, 01:28:00 PM »
Hmmm - Well if you manage to acquire a undetected trojan - how do you know its running if you haven't got a firewall running ?

an FW MIGHT help on trivial malware, but the possible holes in it are huge.
Any decent sophisticated trojan will either bypass the firewall or kill it on installation

I'd rather not klick on anything suspicious.
and supervising the usual or not so usual startup-entries is a good approach, I mean

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« Last Edit: April 02, 2004, 01:28:54 PM by whocares »

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2004, 02:06:45 PM »
I think we both agree that basic caution in not opening anything one thinks suspicious is essential.

However, although firewalls may not be perfect, they do constitute a vital part of anyone's armoury of tools that should be deployed to protect against the hooligans out there :)

After all a firewall does no harm and has positive benefits - so why not use one ?

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2004, 02:28:09 PM »
Of course,

it's just that some people think they're 100% protected with a firewall and consider it like some piece of Set&forget protection.
A firewall imho gives you a false sense of security and needs some knowledge of what it can, and what it can't do + constant maintaining

also as to why not use one: browse the web as to the problems ZA leaves/left when not properly uninstalled ;D ;D ;)
or the new very destructive witty worm spreading through a bug in BlackIce -FW ;)

otherwise, we agree :)

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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2004, 05:25:21 PM »
actually the flaw was fixed in the march 19 version of black ICE. people just have not updated yet so Black ICE is perfectly safe  :)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2004, 05:25:53 PM by MacLover2000 »
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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2004, 06:24:50 PM »
BlackICE is terrible in terms of security. Use ZoneAlarm instead...
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Re:Dial-up and Firewall
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2004, 06:30:44 PM »
Way to go RejZor   :)

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