Hardware Firewalls

Firewalls are filters that keep the most of the bad Internet traffic out. There are two types of firewalls: hardware firewalls (a separate box you plug in between your computer and the Internet) and software firewalls (software that you install on your computer). You should be using BOTH types, but this post focuses on hardware […]

Hacking Attack Rates

If you are hooked up to the Internet (at home, at a local coffee shop, at an airport, wherever), there is a constant barrage of Internet traffic trying to get to your PC. Hackers are trying to get into your computer. They might be in China, in Russia, in the US, in your own neighborhood, […]