Why home firewall software is a leaky dike

Friday, 25 August 2006, 12:21 AM EST

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That's doubly true when it comes to protecting computers that are connected to the internet. Anyone who thinks that a virtual firewall is enough to protect a PC from the dangers of the internet - such as hacker attacks and unwanted contact with damaging programs - is making a mistake.

That level of safety requires a combination of several protective measures. Firewall software for home use is not much more than a leaky dike.

At Mail & Guardian.

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