Re: sygate personal firewall over cautious

From: --Mike (mjsuhm_at_zzexecpc.com)
Date: 02/05/05


Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 02:31:25 -0600

DevilsPGD wrote:
> In message <36j54sF53tv6rU1@individual.net> "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"
> <a.nony.mous@example.invalid> wrote:
>
>> Steven L Umbach wrote:
>>> Though I have had good luck with Sygate, Zone Alarm, and others I
>>> don't use any personal firewall on my computers
>>
>> How will you know when something malicious tries to call out?
>
> Personally, I don't install crap that calls out.
>
> If you don't install it, and properly secure your system so it can't
> install itself, you don't have to worry about malware calling out.

And what about the next backdoor trojan that finds a way around your
"properly secured" system? What we think are good security "steel doors"
for today may be completely obsolete next week, or as soon as the next
OS/web browser/e-mail security hole is found.

--Mike



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