|Internet Connection Security for Windows Users|
|by Steve Gibson, Gibson Research Corporation|
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|November 03, 2001|
|Announcing Minor LeakTest Update|
|October 25, 2001|
|LeakTest and the Windows XP Built-In Firewall|
This site has been most well-known for its FREE ShieldsUP! Internet security test. Crucial as it is to protect yourself from malicious hackers outside, those bad guys represent only half of the threat. The Internet has proven to be an extremely fertile transportation medium for all manner of nasty Trojan horse programs, rapidly proliferating viruses, and privacy invading commercial spyware. As a result, it is no longer true that all of the potential problems reside outside the computer.
ways . . . so must your security.
Not only must our Internet connections be fortified to prevent external intrusion, they also provide secure management of internal extrusion. Any comprehensive security program must safeguard its owner by preventing Trojan horses, viruses, and spyware from using the system's Internet connection without the owner's knowledge. Scanning for the presence of Trojans, viruses, and spyware is important and effective, but if a piece of malware does get into your computer you want to expose it immediately by detecting its communication attempts and cut it off from communication with its external agencies.
to provide application-based management and
control of outbound Internet communications.
Marketing and Exploitation of Loyalty and Trust
I have NO undisclosed relationship of any sort with any person,
company or entity, and no hidden agenda creating bias of any kind.
. . . which is NOT to say that I don't have strong feelings and opinions about these products. But in every case you will know exactly why I feel as I do. And, more than that, you will be individually empowered to independently verify any and all of my findings. You don't need to take my word for it. You can see for yourself.
The LeakTest Family
in the balance, you NEED to know which is which.
By openly exposing the strengths and weaknesses of these products, two significant things will happen:
Why am I doing this?
LeakTest is destined to become a staple of this web site, and a continuing focus of my future work, because it's a proper companion to, and complement of, my ShieldsUP! and NanoProbe services. As I explained at the top of this page, your Internet connection flows both ways, therefore, so must your security. And therefore, so must your security testing.
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