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Chapter 8. Internet and TCP/IP Connectio... > Enabling the Internet Connection Fir...

Enabling the Internet Connection Firewall

Windows XP includes a new feature called the Internet Connection Firewall that protects your computer from hacking via the Internet. In networking terminology, a firewall is a program that prevents undesired network traffic from reaching your computer.

→ To learn more about firewalls, see Chapter 19, “Network Security.”


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