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Absolutely the Beginner's advisor to private Firewalls is designed to supply simplified, but thorough firewall info at the so much popular own firewall software program purposes to be had for the non professional firewall buyer. moreover, it deals info and hyperlinks to websites to help you attempt your safeguard after your own firewall is put in.

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If the installation wizard doesn’t tell you your modem’s MAC address, you can usually find it on a label affixed to the modem. If not, it should be supplied as part of the documentation that accompanied the modem. If your NIC’s MAC address is not provided by the installation wizard, you can get it on Windows NT and 2000 systems by opening a command prompt and typing IPCONFIG. Look for a line of output similar to the following: Physical Address. . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00 The term physical address identifies the MAC address.

The next step is to attach your modem to your computer and its Internet connection. 5 and is very straightforward. 4 Coax connection to television A depiction of Internet the process of hooking up your cable modem. Cable outlet Coax connection to computer Power adapter 10BASE-T Ethernet or USB connection To make things go as smoothly as possible, try to avoid placing your modem close to other electrical devices. Every electrical device produces a small amount of electromagnetic interference. Modems are sensitive pieces of equipment and might not work properly when placed too close to other electrical devices.

This of course makes the hacker’s job a lot easier when hacking into these operating systems. It might seem obvious that you need to take great care when creating passwords and to make sure that they are strong. @#$%^&()*). CHAPTER 1 WHY DO YOU NEED A PERSONAL FIREWALL? 21 What Do They Want from You? So the question remains: What could anyone possibly find on your computer or home network that would be of value to him or her? The answer might surprise you. For example, they might want to: ■ Steal your Microsoft Money and Quicken files, where you store personal financial information.

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