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Posted on June 5th, 2011 at 4:24 PM EST
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. Some of these recommendations have some validity and some do not… but how is the average user to know the difference? Read the rest of this entry »