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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2005, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Do I need a Zone alarm anymore (behind router)

I just purchased a WRT54G router and have tested my conection with Shields-Up. I pass even without Zone alarm on (the router has a good firewall). Can I get rid of zone alarm? Is a router firewall enough protection?
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The linksys router that you purchased only blocks incoming traffic, if you want to be completely (is there such a thing?) secure, you will want to block unauthorized outgoing traffic... such as traffic from spy apps, trojans etc.

in reality, you should be fine with just the linksys router.
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If you're really running wireless you are going to want to turn on ALL of the encryption and authentication options.

One option that always gets overlooks is MAC address authorization. You set up a list of teh MAC addresses of all of your 'authorized' wireless cards and feed that into the router.

It also helps to go with static DNS addresses and turn off DHCP on the wireless router.
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"u should be fine with a linksys router" are u kidding me?! there's SOO many flaws out for linksys'.... my advice would be to not allow any kind out traffic, block every port except 80, and maybe 5190 [aim]. but then again, most exploits work on port 80... there really is no 100% protection from anything...
98-ESer - If i tried to connect to his wireless, and it was waiting for me to authorize, I could in reality sniff the network, and grab one of his MAC's.. ORiONCO GOLD wireless cards allow you to change it's MAC address, and ORiONCO's have the drivers built in, AND work for linux..
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"u should be fine with a linksys router" are u kidding me?! there's SOO many flaws out for linksys'.... my advice would be to not allow any kind out traffic, block every port except 80, and maybe 5190 [aim]. but then again, most exploits work on port 80... there really is no 100% protection from anything...
98-ESer - If i tried to connect to his wireless, and it was waiting for me to authorize, I could in reality sniff the network, and grab one of his MAC's.. ORiONCO GOLD wireless cards allow you to change it's MAC address, and ORiONCO's have the drivers built in, AND work for linux..
I'm curious, how would you get around the encryption? Unless there is someway the computer could reverse-engineer the key I don't really see how being connected to an encrypted stream would do you any good. Does this hack allow you to change the router options and turn encrytion off?
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