Apple's firewall in Snow Leopard is off by default?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mackaveli, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi just got my New iMac 27".


    Just wondering why when I click on system prefs>security>firewall

    it is turned off by default? Should I turn it on? If so why was it set on off when I turned on my imac for the first time?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #2
    I think it's disabled by default. It's recommended to turn it on though
     
  3. mackaveli thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Relentlos macrumors member

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    Yeah, it's recommended to turn it on. If it starts blocking something you need, you can make rules to allow certain things.
     

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