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is it possible to hack a computer if it has a firewall?
No system is absolutely safe, that is just a general principle. What type of firewall you have is important. Those client firewalls like zonealarm are better than nothing and keep out the script kiddies, but won't do a thing if a hacker knows what they're doing. Firewalls on a router however are alot better because it's hardware based and the contact point is away from your computer.liokaiser said:is it possible to hack a computer if it has a firewall?
YES, if the firewall is configured improperly. Disabling unneeded services adds another layer of protection as well.liokaiser said:is it possible to hack a computer if it has a firewall?
Agreed, 100%Software based client firewalls are a joke, they serve no purpose but to propogate fear. If you keep your system up to date, and disable unneed services (as mentioned above) then you will be safe for 99.9% of crackers... I have reviewed Zonealarm before and it dialogue box pops up when it hears harmless network chatter and claims that it had just "stoped a hacker from compromising your system" Thus propogating fear!
Zone Alarm etc are not statefull firewalls and thus are useless, they do not analyis packets and drop "funny" ones...
If you are that keen on knowing if people are connecting to you Computer, then download something free like TCP viewer for Windows from sysinternals
If you think you need a firewall then buy a proper one like a Cisco PIX that does proper deep scanning of packets NAT (DMZ) VPN etc etc....
To be honest a NAT device is probably all you need as this will wean out most people who are tring to crack your PC... I have been online for a long time and never have had my computer Cracked.... At my work we have a LOT of people try to crack our systems, and thus we use proper firewalls IDS etc etc... But that is difference most Black hatter are not after 1 person they are after corporations!
(sigh......)Nec said:I have tried to connect my comp with the old one at the corner using a router, don't know why but blue message is shown up saying "refuse"...
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.htmlNec said:I have tried to connect my comp with the old one at the corner using a router, don't know why but blue message is shown up saying "refuse"...
Thanks Senpai for givingme a sigh! :DConcord said:(sigh......)