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Firewalls Make Things Better

If you have a high-speed Internet connection that’s always on, your home computer may be probed by a hacker at any hour of any day. These hackers are seeking an entree they can use to hide software that would allow the computer to be “zombied,” or controlled remotely.

And everyone who uses the Internet, even with a dial-up connection, may catch a computer virus.

fmtb“Probably every machine on the Internet is touched multiple times a day by one type of a scan or another,” says Jeff Carpenter, a manager with the Computer Emergency Response Team, a federally funded research center at Carnegie-Mellon University that responds to attacks on the Internet. He also runs the site Exchange-Mail.org, which concentrates on