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Why you must install a firewall — now

Anti-virus software won’t protect you from the latest type of worm affecting Windows systems: you need a personal firewall. Here’s why there’s never been a better time to take this extra precaution. If you haven’t already installed a personal firewall on your Windows computer, consider this your last warning. MSBlast, the worm that exploited the buffer overflow in Windows’ DCOM RPC protocol, wasn’t the sort of email-borne pest that anti-virus software is good at catching. Instead, it infiltrated computers directly through their Internet connections. Although installing the latest Microsoft patches should prevent infections from this sort of worm, a simple software firewall will do the trick, too, whether or not you have anti-virus software installed. Full Story

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