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Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Quercus Robur, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. My bad. Sometimes, the vernacular usage of terms makes things hard to
    communicate about. :) It seems that most people that discuss firewalls
    today mean something like ZoneAlarm or the "firewall" in Windows XP SP2,
    which is really nothing but a stumbling block in the way of getting to the
    core of the system, and even sometimes such systems are helpful to
    crackers, as opposed to hindrances.

    Personally, I don't run any of the software that I mentioned above. Then
    again, I also do not use Windows, and I try to not use passwords when
    possible as authentication. For example, I can go anywhere on my own
    network that I want to go, so long as I provide a key. But I can't get
    into my accounts by password--nor would I really want to. Given the
    strength of today's computers, passwords are relatively trivial to crack.

    -- Mike
    Michael B. Trausch, Mar 25, 2007
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