May 11, 2007

How to test your firewall

Anonymous Reader writes "The firewall is our gateway to the Internet. It is a piece of software or hardware that manages Internet connections to and from your computer. It monitors the applications that try to initiate connection with your computer from the Internet, and it controls which programs are allowed to use the Internet.

There are many leak-testing programs available. Each one designed to test a particular flaw and each using a particular technique to bypass a firewall’s standard protection mechanisms. We’ve compiled a list of tools we believe will be of value to both home users and advance users."



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