Re: firewall - software

From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (lanwench_at_heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com)
Date: 10/17/04


Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 11:01:56 -0400

D@annyBoy wrote:
> connecting to the net via a wireless adsl router
>
> do I need to install a firewall (zone alarm) against attacks?

You need something, but in addition to the other replies, I'd also suggest
you harden your wireless security as much as possible. If it doesn't support
WPA, at least force128-bit WEP, rename the SSID and hide it, and make sure
you've changed the default password on the access point.

Another/additional option might be to allow wireless connections only from
specific MAC addresses -