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8. Security > 77. Protect Your Computer with the New Windows Firewall

Protect Your Computer with the New Windows Firewall

XP SP2 turns on the Windows Firewall by default, so you’re automatically protected from incoming attacks. Here’s how to configure the Windows Firewall for maximum protection and flexibility and use it to log potential attacks and send information about the intruders to your ISP.

The moment you connect to the Internet, you’re in some danger of intrusion, especially if you have a broadband connection. PCs with broadband connections are tempting targets because their high-speed connections are ideal springboards for attacking other networks or web sites.

Whenever you’re connected, your system is among many constantly being scanned for weaknesses by crackers (malicious hackers) and wannabes (often called script kiddies ) sending automated probes looking for vulnerable PCs. In fact, these kinds of probes are so common and incessant, you can think of them as the background radiation of the Internet.


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