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Chapter eleven. Managing Online Security > Activating the Windows Firewall

Activating the Windows Firewall

When you connect to the Internet via a broadband connection, your connection is always on. Unlike a dial-up connection, where you have to dial up every time you want to go online, a broadband connection keeps you constantly connected to the Internet. No dialing, no waiting, just an always-on connection.

The downside to an always-on connection is that it's much easier for hackers and crackers to break into your system from the Internet. In fact, if you have multiple computers sharing a connection, a dedicated cracker can attack your entire network and access data on all your computers.


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