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Portable firewall - I need to find one please
Bollum 
23/7/08 5:28:44 PM
Charge
Ok now i have a guy at work saying he has heard about ones which you can carry on a usb. I am not sure if this is the right forum but i was wondering if anybody knew anything about this or could point me in the right direction!

Thanks in advance.

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iamthemaxx 
23/7/08 8:31:29 PM
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Immortal


Yeah, I think this is what you want;
http://www.kaizenbonsai.com/shop/images/ht1098_cutters.jpg

I haven't heard of a USB firewall app, honestly I would be a bit skeptical of it.

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Bollum 
24/7/08 9:16:36 AM
Charge
Haha i like your sense of humor. Yeah i hadn't heard of it either but from what i can understand is you can just run it to make a stable platform... He is going over to isreal and lebanon. and may need to use computers

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Jeruselem 
24/7/08 9:20:00 AM
Champion

He'll need more than a firewall to keep safe over there ...

Firewalls aren't the sort of applications which work on top on the current running OS, they work best working with the OS hence they need installing.

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eckythump 
26/7/08 7:48:41 PM
Overlord

Seems like a strange request to me.

I see three scenarios:

1) I have my own PC, in which case I firewall it however I like.
2) I'm using a friends PC, in which case I'd ask them what firewall software they're using and if the answer is "none" ask if they could turn on the Windows standard firewall, as from what I can tell it's good enough if you don't need to customise the rules for it.
3) I'm in a netcafe, in which case I couldn't give a fuck.

So, what's the deal?

Also, for scenario #2, if the PC is behind a router doing NAT, then you've already got a reasonable amount of outside world -> your PC protection.

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TheSecret 
27/7/08 12:15:43 AM
Master
Jeruselem,

Actually, most windows firewalls are application layer, and there is not too much point in having them anyway.

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Bollum 
28/7/08 8:26:02 AM
Charge
I am just looking for information. He is just a bit worried about getting his information stolen. because he will be away for 6 weeks in various countries...

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Jeruselem 
28/7/08 9:05:05 AM
Champion

Quote by Bollum
I am just looking for information. He is just a bit worried about getting his information stolen. because he will be away for 6 weeks in various countries...



Net cafes aren't safest places to use the Internet as you have no control over who used it last or what sort monitoring software the cafe uses to spy on it's customers.

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TheSecret 
28/7/08 9:07:42 PM
Master
If you are worried about information being stolen, why not use an encrypted filesystem of a usb drive, and surf the net with portable firefox and tor?

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wilsontc 
30/7/08 10:56:53 AM
Guru

Never, NEVER send your credit card or netbanking information from a Net Cafe. Just don't do it. If he needs this functionality he's better off buying an EeePC and using the hotel's wireless links or something like that.

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bnew 
30/7/08 3:23:30 PM
Guru

Would something like this do the trick?

http://www.metropipe.net/ppm.php

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CptnChrysler 
30/7/08 4:45:42 PM
Master

Another option is booting from a live CD of Linux and carrying a USB key for file and settings storage.
Knoppix and Ubuntu come to mind but there are others.

Also look into something like TrueCrypt to secure the USB drive.

Of course internet kiosks and many internet cafe's may not allow this.

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Gamma 
16/8/08 11:47:10 PM
Overlord

How about this?

http://www.yoggie.com/

It was mentioned in Linux Magazine's September 2008 issue.

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