Easy and Quick Security Trick

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 04:42 PM – Tips and Hints

At the very least this will let you thumb your nose at the bad guys. At best it will add another layer of security to your computer.

These are the directions if you are running Leopard on your Mac. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences > Security > Firewall > Advanced. If you have things set up properly you will have to unlock the preference when you get to Security.

When you click on Advanced you will find two options. The first is Enable Firewall Logging. The second is Enable Stealth Mode. The one I am recommending is Enable Stealth Mode. Doing so “Ensures that any uninvited traffic receives no response — not even an acknowledgement that your computer exists.”

Click OK. Click on the padlock icon to lock the preference and you are good to go.

There are machines out there all the time, doing nothing but searching the Internet for information. Don’t let them have yours.

Nancy

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s