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New Computer? Six Steps to Safer Surfing
A better than average news article helping people keep their new computers secure. It is much easier to prevent your computer getting infected, than it is curing your computer afterwards. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9658-2004Dec18.html I wouldn't rely on software firewalls. At the same store you buy your computer, also buy a hardware firewall. Hopefully soon the motherboard and NIC manufacturers will start including built-in hardware firewalls. But sometimes, such as dialup modems, software firewalls are the only alternative.