> Articles > Software
Users - Stop Hacker Attacks with Firewall Software
Kwan H Lo
The popularity of broadband access increases the need for sophisticated
firewall software. Read our short report to see how
personal firewall software can protect your computer.
access is also known as high-speed internet access. The popularity of
broadband access is increasing these days. It is because broadband access
is much faster than a dial-up connection. There is no need of dialing.
Consumers can use the phone line while they are connected to the
internet. The downside is broadband access is more susceptible to hacker
attacks. Therefore, a good firewall program is a must for broadband
users are more susceptible to hacker attacks because their internet
connection is always on. This is true even when they do not open the
e-mail program and web browser. Broadband connection usually has a static
IP address with unprotected or "open" ports. Hackers or crackers can
locate these unprotected computers easily using routine port scans.
gain access to the computer, hackers can do different things. They can
install an application in the computer, hijack the data files, steal
confidential banking and identity data, or use the computer to hack
many computer users have antivirus and antispyware software installed,
these programs cannot block hacker attacks.
firewall is what broadband users need to protect their PCs from hackers.
It does the job in different ways. A firewall program masks the IP
address, making the computer invisible on the internet. PC users can use
program controls to allow or deny internet access to programs.
Sophisticated firewall software also have ID lock feature, which prevents
personal information from leaving the computer without permission.
Personal firewall can also block pop-up ads and cookies and provide other
features for overall protection.