|09 Sep 2012||#1|
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Help Setup modem's Firewall in Sync with BitDefender or Norton Firewal
Everyone knows you get what you pay for and this not a direct criticism on Windows Firewall, but recent studies have shown free paid products such AVG Antivirus and Windows Firewall have been hacked more often then other.
* Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
* Norton Internet Security 2012
* Billion 7800NL wireless modem/router
Q1: Is default settings in the Norton Internet security sufficient enough?
Q2: How do i control my PC (my pc that connects to internet using adsl+2 my own ip address with the 2 dns servers that my isp provided)? Like how do i setup the firewall just to monitor my pc and allow access only to my pc and prevent hacking and password stealing attempts.
Products have advertise two-way firewall, prevent hacking, secure your online data, make your online shopping safe, etc....
Q3: How do i secure online shopping and make my internet secure and help secure my online banking and try to prevent hackers from hacking in and stealing my online passwords?
Q4: In the Billion 7800NL do i need NAT virtual servers and ALG and DMZ host? I only have 1 PC, i don't know how that would help me. I don't even know what all that stuff means.
Do i need it?
Q5: In the Billion 7800NL Security ---> Packet Filter... i don't know what to block. I do want protection.
Q6: In Wireless security section what encryption is best suited for protection in today's internet shark infested ocean?
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|10 Sep 2012||#2|
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A1 : the default setting should be more than sufficient - if you use the Norton firewall, be sure to turn off the Windows Firewall.
Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off
A2 : the Norton Firewall will automatically monitor outbound connections. The default settings it implements when you install it will cover almost all your needs.
A3 : Use a complex password for your computer login, and all online accounts. Never share your password with anyone. Try not to use one password for everything.
Change Passwords | Create Strong Passwords | Microsoft Security
A4 : Don't muck with these settings. Your ISP has probably already set these up for you.
A5 : Let the Norton Firewall take care of this for you.
A6 : Use WPA2-PSK. Use a complex password. Choose not to broadcast your SSID - this will you less of a target.
Extra information : Keep Windows 7 and Norton updated. Run regular scans on your system. Keep good backups and images of your system and data. Don't be tempted to browse to sites of questionable quality.
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