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Do I need a firewall?

Posted on June 5th, 2011 at 4:24 PM EDT

Firewalls have always been poorly understood, even by knowledgeable people. With the recent upsurge in Mac malware, there has been a lot of questionable advice circulating, some of which related to firewalls. People are recommending firewalls for avoiding malware, blocking hackers, preventing spam and any number of other things. ┬áSome of these recommendations have some validity and some do not… ┬ábut how is the average user to know the difference? Read the rest of this entry »

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