Securing PC within wireless network

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  1. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    I currently have a wireless network at home and would like to know how to set up my LnS firewall to prevent malware from other computers on the network or someone who has hacked into the network infiltrating my laptop. Thanks.
     
  2. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi Dregg Heda

    1 ) For the WiFi network you must use secured connections as you probably know with WPA... which is not secured at 100% (as usual).

    2 ) The firewall may help or contribute to protect your Laptop: it can't alone and by itself give a protection against "malwares": the security of any system is done by a layered protection and safe procedures.

    For LnS any good rules set such as the Enhanced rules set plus the specific rule for Secured WiFi connection give to your PC a reasonnable level of protection.

    This must be combined with the other layers of security such as Updated OS and applications, Resident protection against virus and other malwares, may be an HIPS and last but not least the practice of the Safe-Hex.

    « Security is not a product, it's a process » Bruce Schneier

    For more specific questions about LnS don't hesitate to ask question here.

    Hope these one help. Let us know.
    :)
     
  3. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    where can i get the aforementioned ruleset and the specific rule? Thanks.
     
  4. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Here is the rule:
    http://www.looknstop.com/En/rules/rules.htm#wifi

    This rule doesn't improve the security. This rule is required only if you observe some connection issue with WiFi after you installed Look 'n' Stop.
    You don't need it if everything works properly.

    Frederic
     
  5. 1hui

    1hui Registered Member

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    I think just do you do within wired network.:D

    the "wifi rule" is just using to allow you receive/send 0x888E ethernet frames
     
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