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Part 2 | Beginner’s Guide to Firewalls for Small Networks | Network Design

This is Part 2 of the series: A Beginner’s Guide to Hardware Firewalls. In Part 2 I briefly review some history of firewalls and discuss how they’ve evolved in recent years. Network design and how firewalls are incorporated into networks is examined as well as why this would be something worthwhile to consider. Last I expose readers to some newer types of firewalls, which can vary considerably from their older counterparts. Continue reading

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What Hacker’s Don’t Want You to Know About Firewalls

With this post I begin a brand new series of articles in which I’ll discuss pretty much every aspect of Firewalls that there is to discuss. What they are, who should use them them, and most importantly, how to go about finding a good one. This will be a series of posts because ultimately I’ll convey a lot of information…too much to comfortably include in one article. Continue reading

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My Family’s Awful Experience Invaded By a Botnet Led to the Creation of vsatips

vsatips was created following one devastating event. In 2009 my family’s home computer network was invaded by & taken over by a botnet…although initially we didn’t realize that a botnet was responsible. We just knew that our problem was persistent yet simple…we had lost control of our home computer network & all of our computers and devices. Continue reading

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