Hi,everybody! I just found on the net that an poster named Ishtaria said that hackers have broke through ZoneAlarm and shut downed for a few minutes and that the only firewall hackers could not break through Outpost Pro!!! This was posted on CastleCops.com on March 31st, 2005.! Here the exact words: I had been using Zone Alarm, and started having problems with hackers breaking into my system over my broadband connection. They were able to get through Zone Alarm (and actually turn off the firewall) within a few minutes. Sygate was even worse! After trying several other firewalls, Outpost Pro was the ONLY one they could not get through! Here is the link if you don't trust me: http://www.castlecops.com/r150-Outpost_Firewall_Pro.html Look for name "Ishtaria" and than you'll see her post. QUESTION: If ZoneAlarm has been bypassed by hackers this means it's not safe at all as PC reviews say that it is. However, you must note that this ZA's version must not had self-protection. So,what does it mean? Does it mean ZA is not safe/secure anymore? How this could happened? If ZA couldn't block hackers,and Outpost did block hackers/does it mean Outpost is more effective against hackers? Or Ishtaria was using a FREE version of both ZA and Outpost Because I've read that someone approximately in the same year(2005.) said that he/she was using FREE version of ZoneAlarm and Outpost,and Outpost was the only freeware which was able to block attacks that even ZoneAlarm couldn't block! Can anyone help me with this,PLEASE Thanks!