What a firewall doesn’t protect against

Posted: June 29, 2011 in Firewall, Networking, System Information
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It’s important to understand that a firewall alone is not sufficient protection against all Internet threats.

A firewall is just one component in a larger defense system. Specifically:

 

  • Windows firewall doesn’t protect you from spyware and viruses. See Chapter 8 for more information on that protection.
  • Windows firewall doesn’t protect you from attacks based on exploits. Automatic updates provide that protection.
  • A firewall doesn’t protect you from pop-up ads.
  • A firewall doesn’t protect you from phishing scams.
  • Windows firewall doesn’t protect you from spam (junk e-mail).

 

So, a firewall isn’t a complete solution. Rather, it’s an important component of a larger security strategy.

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Comments
  1. Dani Botti says:

    Interesting clarification. I enjoy make out the print

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