July 16, 2017

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By Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

Absolutely the Beginner's advisor to non-public Firewalls is designed to supply simplified, but thorough firewall info at the so much commonplace own firewall software program purposes to be had for the non professional firewall shopper. furthermore, it bargains info and hyperlinks to websites that can assist you try out your defense after your own firewall is put in

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Latency is a measurement of the time required for a packet to travel to and from your computer on the Internet. Higher latency is often caused by congestion at your ISP or by slow server response at the Web sites that you visit. You can test your level of latency using the Microsoft TRACERT command. Tracert identifies the number of hops (for example, the number of computers on the Internet that your data had to travel through) your computer encounters on its way to the destination computer and lists the amount of time required by each hop.

Note The term Trojan horse comes from the trick that the Greek attackers used to penetrate the defenses of the city of Troy. It describes a program that sneaks onto your computer by hiding within a seemingly legitimate piece of software. The horse later begins to run amuck. Back Orifice made the Trojan horse software attack famous. Back Orifice is a Trojan horse program whose name mimics the Microsoft Back Office suite of network applications. Once planted, the Back Orifice program provides the hacker with complete control over the infected computer.

Com. In addition to the Linksys line of personal hardware firewalls, there are a number of really good personal hardware firewalls on the market. com. For example, you might also want to look at the DI-704 Homegateway cable/DSL Internet sharing and firewall router made by Dlink. com. 1 The LinkSys BEFSR41 EtherFast cable/DSL router is also an example of a personal firewall. Note To make things easier to read, the term Linksys personal firewall is used to represent the Linksys BEFFRS41 EtherFast cable/DSL router from this point on.

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