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By Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

Absolutely the Beginner's consultant to non-public Firewalls is designed to supply simplified, but thorough firewall details at the so much general own firewall software program purposes to be had for the non professional firewall buyer. moreover, it bargains info and hyperlinks to sites to help you try your defense after your individual firewall is put in.

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Editing your Registry is serious business and if you should make a mistake you can render your computer inoperable. Make sure that you make a backup copy of the registry before making any changes to it. Therefore, if you are not absolutely comfortable making this change, I recommend that you ask someone who has experience in working with the Registry to make the change for you. NIC Installation For your computer to connect to a cable or DSL modem, you have to install a network interface card (NIC) in your computer.

To communicate on this network, your computer must use the appropriate network protocol. A network protocol is a set of rules, standards, and procedures for communicating and exchanging data over a network. There is only one set of protocols used on the Internet and they are collectively known as TCP/IP. 3 where each layer of protocols depend upon the services of the layer below. Your connection from your home PC to your local cable or telephone ISP is an Ethernet connection. Ethernet is itself a protocol.

Note The term Trojan horse comes from the trick that the Greek attackers used to penetrate the defenses of the city of Troy. It describes a program that sneaks onto your computer by hiding within a seemingly legitimate piece of software. The horse later begins to run amuck. Back Orifice made the Trojan horse software attack famous. Back Orifice is a Trojan horse program whose name mimics the Microsoft Back Office suite of network applications. Once planted, the Back Orifice program provides the hacker with complete control over the infected computer.

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