How to Stop Computer Viruses

According to security software firm Symantec, 2009 was a banner year for malicious software, or malware, with around 100 attacks per second from 240 new apps found in the wild. This is a 100 percent increase over 2008’s figures. Along with the character of the attacks has evolved: The semi-intelligent viruses, worms, and other digital […]

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What is a Firewall and How Does It Work?

Introduction A firewall is a system that provides network security by filtering incoming and outgoing network traffic according to a pair of user-defined rules. Generally speaking, the goal of a firewall is to reduce or eliminate the incidence of undesirable network communications while allowing all legitimate communication to flow freely. In many server infrastructures, firewalls […]

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