Re: sygate personal firewall over cautious

From: --Mike (
Date: 02/05/05

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

DevilsPGD wrote:
> In message <> "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.