[Dshield] Firewall Poll...

Jim Tagart Jim.Tagart at bellcold.com
Sat Mar 30 23:07:34 GMT 2002

That's an interesting point Frank.

I always like to be a rev. or two behind the times for safety's sake. 
Check out this little article I wrote a while ago

Up to data Anti-virus software is a must, after that every case is a unique
story.  The hard part is finding a 'thin' anti-virus agent that your old
machine can handle.

If you're still running say 95, Office 95, IE 3.01 and an old Eudora mail
client you're pretty much immune to a lot of attacks, viruses and exploits.

Most of the recent security and viruses target 'fresh' releases of software.

Always practice safe computing practices and common sense.
This paper my boss Clyde and I made last year may help you also.
http://www.tagartengineering.com/papers.htm It's the IARW presentation.

What exactly are you running?

Nothing wrong with taking a 40' Chevy Coupe out on the freeway as long as
it's running good.
My home computer is a lowly Celeron 180 laptop and I get a lot done on it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	fkamp at attbi.com [SMTP:fkamp at attbi.com]
> Sent:	Saturday, March 30, 2002 8:45 AM
> To:	list at dshield.org
> Subject:	Re: [Dshield] Firewall Poll...
> That seems to be a lot of protection software.  I am sure it
> all needs to be running concurrently to be effective.  I
> also suspect that there is redundant protection between all
> that software.
> Some of us have computers that were 'state of the art' five
> or more years ago.  Some of these 'obsolete' machines slow
> down noticably when asked to do much more than walk and chew
> gum at the same time. 
> Can anyone out there advise as to the minimum requirements
> of good protection software?  Or is more always better and I
> just need a faster computer? 
> Thanks,
> Frank Kamp
> Foo wrote:
> > 
> >
> >The protection than I run for my puter is:
> > 
> >     *Norton Personal Firewall     "I also flip back and forth to:"
> >         *ZoneAlarm Pro (registered)
> >     *Norton Anti Virus ( I hate McAfee)
> >     *VisualZone Report Utility (how I found you)
> >     *Spyblocker (for extra added security)
> >
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