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January 25, 2006

Firewall Stealth Mode

[Found at Macworld...]

Hide your Mac from hackers If you use an always-on Internet connection, make sure to check out Tiger’s new hacker-fighting tools. Go to the Sharing preference pane and click on the Firewall tab to see the new Advanced button. Click on it to access options such as Stealth Mode. With Stealth Mode enabled, uninvited queries to your computer will receive no acknowledgement, making it nearly impossible for someone to surreptitiously discover (and possibly hack into) your Mac.

While on that screen, you may also want to turn on firewall logging :-)

Posted by Ozguru at January 25, 2006 06:00 AM


Does a bit of poking, does it?

Posted by: Kathy K at January 24, 2006 11:49 AM