Throw Your Firewall Under The Train?


A report from the Mail & Guardian Online claims that a home firewall is virtually useless, and "is not much more than a leaky dike." But there's less to this report than meets the eye, and its conclusions may be highly misleading.

The publication cites an article in PC Professionell that claims that of a half-a-dozen firewalls tested, none could stop every attempt by test programs to make an outbound connection from a PC to the Internet.

It also noted that the article warned that browser vulnerabilities may make matters worse, because malware can piggyback onto browser connections to bypass firewalls. Networking Pipeline | Blog

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 26th August 2006 3:16AM