[AG-TECH] Protection withouth firewall?

Charles R. Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Fri Apr 16 08:44:16 CDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 08:01:49AM -0500, Dioselin Gonzalez wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I was running the venue client in my laptop and it got infected with a 
> worm since I had to disable the firewall.  I was wondering: how do you 
> all deal with this? What would be your recommendations to protect the 
> computer while running the venue client?

Turn off filesharing, don't use Outlook or Internet Explorer (there
are alternatives such as Mozilla), and run Windows Update weekly.

Make sure all accounts have good passwords.  Often overlooked is the
local Administrator account, which is often left with blank password,
leaving the system wide open to attack.

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