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New Computer? Six Steps to Safer Surfing

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sat Dec 18 21:15:45 2004

A better than average news article helping people keep their new
computers secure.  It is much easier to prevent your computer getting
infected, than it is curing your computer afterwards.

I wouldn't rely on software firewalls.  At the same store you buy your
computer, also buy a hardware firewall.  Hopefully soon the motherboard
and NIC manufacturers will start including built-in hardware firewalls.
But sometimes, such as dialup modems, software firewalls are the only