If your computer does not have a "firewall,"
it needs one. If you're connected to the Internet, a firewall is the one
completely essential piece of software you may be missing. A firewall is a piece of hardware or software that stands
between your computer and a cyberspace full of hackers and thieves.
There are a number of software firewall
products from some very well known companies. All of them are probably
worth evaluating. One of the best
products out there for the Windows platform is ZoneAlarm and, best
of all, it's free for personal use.
One resource on the Internet for firewall
and security software reviews is ...
Firewall Guide Freeware:
There are a number of products available for
the Mac Platform. One good way to review them is to visit the following
Firewall Guide Macintosh