Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chihiro, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. chihiro macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2007
    can you tell me if you use any firewall with mac?
    can you recomend me any please
  2. Section 8 macrumors newbie

    Section 8

    Jun 17, 2005
    I personally use Intego's NetBarrier ( but if you are not familiar with firewalls or firewall configuration then i would suggest trying out the built in OS X firewall. (under sharing preference pane if your using tiger, security if your using leopard)

    also, do you connect to the internet through a router? because if you do, then no firewall is really necessary as long as you dont forward any ports (or put your computer in the DMZ :O ).

    hope this helps and wasnt too technical >_<
  3. chatfan macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2006
    in mah cribb yo
    Almost 80 euro for a firewall on a system that is suppose to be bulletproof?
    Whomever said hype is a four letter word was right.:eek:

    I should have spend my money on this firewall instead of leopard :D
    (leop:apple:rd broke flip4mac and now i can't get my video out to a waiting customer.. aarghh)

    Can't really agree with you on the router being safe issue either unless it is a router that has a invisible option. But even then once they do find you 99.9 % of the routers is way to easy to pass.

    Want to be really safe on your mac? Well first of all: make a user account with no admin rights and start using that one. Set access to specific services and applications, because you only need to add the programs that have to receive a connection. Anything outgoing like mail and browsers will work. The smaller this list the better off you are.

    hope this help.

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