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I have Windows XP and also have Norton antivirus and Norton Internet Security. Are these two systems enough to protect my computer from all hackers mentioned in today's Atlanta Journal Business section? Norton's Internet Security has alerted me to at least 4 tries by hackers since I installed it last week. Dot...

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    Default Today's warning from Dept. of Homeland Security re security flaw

    I have Windows XP and also have Norton antivirus and
    Norton Internet Security. Are these two systems enough
    to protect my computer from all hackers mentioned in
    today's Atlanta Journal Business section?
    Norton's Internet Security has alerted me to at least 4
    tries by hackers since I installed it last week.
    Dot
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    Default Re: Today's warning from Dept. of Homeland Security re security flaw

    Hi Dot,

    you should also patch your system. Viruses and exploits are usually out
    before antivirus so in this case your Norton AntiVirus won't do you much
    help. Few hours can be enough for you to get infected...

    You can get your patches at www.windowsupdate.com

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    Default Re: Today's warning from Dept. of Homeland Security re security flaw

    Dot,

    Ensure you have all Critical Updates for Windows XP from Windows Update.
    And close any ports you do not require in bound access on, on your firewall
    and obviously you ensure that your anti virus software is up to date and
    scanning all files and attachments etc.

    What does it say in the Atlanta Journal Business section today ??

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    Mike
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    Default Re: Today's warning from Dept. of Homeland Security re security flaw

    Those warnings aren't real. NIS is notorious for constantly saying that
    you're being attacked. I uninstalled (among other things) it because it
    kept thinking my ISP was an attacker. Just get a good quality, easy to use
    firewall, and keep you're computer up-to-date with patches.

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