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A firewall is one of the essentials of computer security, and is your first line of defense when it comes to protecting private information. With cyber threat levels growing increasingly complex and profit-driven on a daily basis, you need controls that block the bad guys at their main point of attack – your Internet connection. By using a firewall, you have a defense against remote installations of spyware and malware by hackers.
Why is it important to have two-way firewall protection? A two-way firewall, like Lavasoft Personal Firewall, monitors both incoming and outgoing traffic in order to keep intruders out and private information in.
On the other hand, firewalls that only filter incoming traffic – like Windows XP’s built-in “one-way” firewall – do not stop malware from sending out your personal data. That means your confidential information, like bank account details and passwords, are not protected; this information could be sent out from your computer over the Internet.
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