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brass_monkey_productions

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Hello all,

I am new to macs, and have just got conected with broadband, I have read that macs are not that liable to virus, but, do i still need a good firewall to protect passwords etc.

Any help would be gladly appriciated

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Mycah

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You should always have a firewall, and I have heard Mac are very liable to infections.

Good luck!
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Mycah, you don't make sense.

Macs are not prone to viri like windows is, but they can get them. as with any IT security concern paranoid is a good state of mind. first any broadband router like linksys, netgear, ect is higly recomended. now if your using max osX then you should be in good shape on the software side.

check out http://www.macworld.com/ as a starting place for more infomation.
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Mac OS X actually has its own built-in firewall.

Open "System Preferences"
Click on "Sharing"
then click on the "Firewall" tab to setup the firewall
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cheers guys, thats helped a lot, Its good to hear from people that actualy know what they are speaking about

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