25th anniversary of the firewall for computers

The 25th anniversary of the firewall: Celebrating a new generation
Posted on Jul 24, 2014 10:40 am
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the firewall and, like a parent looking back on the life of his children, I wonder where the time went. The McAfee Infographic that depicts the ‘lifetime’ of t…
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http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2079

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Firewalls / Information Links:

Comodo Personal Firewall [new, advanced users]
(Genuine Freeware, and rated by international tests as about world’s best – now includes antivirus real time)
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Sygate Personal Firewall Free 5.6.2808 [Not supported, extinct]
(Old favorite now owned by Symantec)
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Sygate-Personal-Firewall-Free.shtml

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
Protect your PC with #1 Free Firewall
http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm

Ashampoo FireWall Free 1.2 (popular) [wrkx w/ Netbooks]
http://www.download.com/Ashampoo-FireWall-Free/3000-10435_4-10575187.html

Online Armor Personal Firewall Free [new/advanced users]
http://www.tallemu.com/
Online Armor Free provides both a firewall and a whitelist approach to program security for Windows NT, 2000 and XP. It does not show pop-ups for many
known good programs, and it scans all your installed programs when it first runs so that you can quickly tell it what to do with apps it doesn’t know about.
Operating Systems:  Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
What is firewall? – A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer …
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/f/firewall.html
This page describes the term firewall and lists other pages on the Web where you can find additional information.

Internet Firewalls: Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.interhack.net/pubs/fwfaq/
3.1 What are some of the basic design decisions in a firewall? … Can’tI just poke a hole in the firewall and tunnel that port? …

Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/%20using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
Learn the basics about the new Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2, plus find out hot to adjust your firewall settings if you need to.

Firewall Builder
http://www.fwbuilder.org/
Firewall Builder is multi-platform object oriented firewall configuration and management tool. It consists of a GUI and set of policy compilers for iptables …

Firewall Net.com
http://www.firewall-net.com/en/
Guide to install & configure for Windows Mac or …Firewall Net is a guide for installation and configuration of firewall with windows 95 98 NT 2000 Me Millenium
XP, linux or mac , using : conseal atguard …

Firewall Q&A (Questions & Answers)
http://www.vicomsoft.com/knowledge/reference/firewalls1.html
A whitepaper on relevant firewall questions and answers. The knowledge of this subject relates to firewalls in general use, and stems from NAT and proxy …

Home PC Firewall Guide
http://www.firewallguide.com/
Learn how to protect home computers and networks from Internet outlaws by using personal firewall, antivirus and anti-spyware software plus low-cost …

Howstuffworks “How Firewalls Work”
http://www.howstuffworks.com/firewall.htm
An introductory explanation of how a firewall works and the various filtering methods used, with related links.

IPCop Firewall
http://www.ipcop.org/
A secure Linux distribution managed through a web-interface. It turns an old PC into a firewall and VPN gateway. Features an Intrusion Detection System.

OpenOffice (comparable to Microsoft products)
http://www.openoffice.org/
OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite  for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available
in many languages  and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from
other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

 

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Why you should immediately apply any Adobe Flash Updates

Why you should immediately apply any Adobe Flash Updates

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National Cyber Awareness System:
Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player and Air
07/08/2014 03:17 PM EDT
Original release date: July 08, 2014
Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player and Air. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The following updates are available:

Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.394 for Linux
Adobe AIR 14.0.0.137 for Windows, Macintosh and Android
Adobe AIR SDK and Compiler 14.0.0.137 for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
Adobe AIR SDK 14.0.0.137 for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS

Why you should immediately apply any Adobe Flash Updates…..

Read this over (blogpost) which is more common now in various form. It is imperative to apply any Adobe Flash Player updtaes immediately which are security updates to correct any security holes found in the software/plug-ins.

FROM MY BLOG:

Forensics: “Unknown Flash Movie Virus”
May 7, 2013 — bluecollarpc
Forensics: “Unknown Flash Movie Virus”
By bluecollarpc — Last updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
https://bluecollarpcwebs.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/forensics-unknown-flash-movie-virus/

How to check your version of Adobe Flash Player Installed

Click > Start (lower left) > Control Panel > double click Flash Player > on small pop up panel click tab Advanced.

On the Advanced tab note your version number installed. Click > Check Now…. your browser will open to the Adobe Flash Player website and will display your version installed and also the latest versions available. Match the numbers. Do you have the latest installed ? You are good to go. If not, click install the latest version.

Alternatively you can uninstall the older version from the computer first at Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > click Adobe Flash Player and wait as it will uninstall automatically. THEN go back to the Adobe Flash Player website and install the latest. Note this is done usually when a new full number version is released such as jumping from 13 to 14 something (13.111 to 14.1 example) to avoid any hack into the system through old files unused. The full number like 14 and point somethings (14.1141 example) are generally add in or ons or patching existing.


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