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Fire walls

Hardware

Free standing, uses it’s own hardware

Costs more

Multiple computer use

Little impact on computer performance

Software

Availible as 3rd party software, cost varies

Included in Windows XP

Only protects the computer it is on

Uses the CPU, can slow computer speeds

Keeping your computer secure

 

Task 1 – Install and Use Anti-Virus Programs
Task 2 – Keep Your System Patched
Task 3 – Use Care When Reading Email with Attachments
Task 4 – Install and Use a Firewall Program
Task 5 – Make Backups of Important Files and Folders
Task 6 – Use Strong Passwords
Task 7 – Use Care When Downloading and Installing Programs
Task 8 – Install and Use a Hardware Firewall
Task 9 – Install and Use a File Encryption Program and Access Controls

http://www.cert.org/homeusers/HomeComputerSecurity/

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