New to Mac - Firewall - not being used?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Josh-, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone, I'm a new user to macs so I apologize for the dumb question - but is my firewall not being used? Although threats on a Mac are slim, I'd still like to ensure I have my best protection
    I see my firewall option is currently on "Allow all in coming connections" and there's an option for, "allow only essential services"

    Should I switch? thanks


    Josh
     
  2. glennyboiwpg macrumors 6502

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    I thought that was fixed in the 10.5.1 update?


    I don't think there is anything wrong with the firewall... I just think it wasn't turned on by default.... (Just turn it on yourself.)


    But again... I thought this was fixed by the 10.5.1 update?
     
  3. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had problems installing the update for my new Mac. Everytime it would install i would ask to reboot, and then when I did I received some kind of error.
    I made a thread about it and someone linked me to Apple.com and I downloaded the update directly from the website - this time it installed. Or so I think?
    I don't think I got the update. I was told that the update fixes the firewall issue. I see my firewall option is currently on "Allow all in coming connections" and there's an option for, "allow only essential services" I was told the update adresses that, but mine is untouched.
    I went to software update to see if it reads my Macbook isn't up to date, and according to software update there aren't any new ones. However, when I go to installed update, I don't see Mac OS X on there. I see iPhoto update and the iTunes update, but that's it.

    Is my Mac updated? and if it is, why is my firewall setting unchanged?
     

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