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Proxy server -- all messages entering or leaving your network must go thru this proxy server, effective for hiding your true network or computer address
Also, for greater security, many networks use encrypted data.
If you are operating a computer or a server, putting up firewalls will provide protection for your data and information that's passed along your network. If you regularly surf Internet, placing a firewall on your own personal computer is a must. There is no reason not to have a firewall in place, you can download a free firewall from www.zonealarm.com for your own personal use.
Keep in mind, no system is foolproof; any computer or network hooked up to Internet can be hacked! Therefore, most people in know, always keep a back-up of their important data/information on a secure off-line source: floppy disks, CDs, or on a computer that's not connected to Internet. Do daily or weekly back-ups to make sure your data and programs are safe.
Still, a good firewall will go a long way in protecting yourself from any unauthorized access to your computer. With occurrences of spyware, adware, and other more invasive scumware increasing daily; putting up a firewall and protecting yourself should be your first line of defense against such unwanted and rude visitors. Nuke them at gate and save yourself from some major headaches.
Put that firewall up right now!
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