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10 Steps to Make Your Personal Firewall More Secure

"The Clapco D29 is the most impenetrable lock on the market today. It has only one design flaw… the door… must be closed!" –Seinfeld (1990)
After installing an expensive alarm system in his apartment and then getting robbed, Jerry Seinfeld learned a valuable lesson: no matter how good the security system, if it isn't used correctly, it is completely ineffective. That lesson holds just as true when it comes to everyday computer users and their firewalls.

Most computers now come with a firewall built in, but despite this, the number of computers that are infected with viruses, worms and other types of malware grows by the day. One of the biggest reasons why firewalls are not doing their job, is because many of us have never taken the time to tweak our firewall to make it effective. This ten step list will help introduce individuals and small business owners alike to some very simple ways that they can tweak, supplement, and support their firewall in order to keep their computer and private information as secure as possible.

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