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XOOM FE: Is there a need for firewall software?

2011-11-04, 11:26 AM

Just how secure is the info on the XoomFE?

Should I install firewall software, if possible, they need to be installed to root.

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Re: XOOM FE: Is there a need for firewall software?

2011-11-11, 17:46 PM

@tspl11

Your question is fairly general.  What are you hoping to accomplish?

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Re: XOOM FE: Is there a need for firewall software?

2011-11-11, 22:27 PM

Just general surfing the internet, most any computer OS has a builting firewall to help keep hackers from getting to information on computer.

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Re: XOOM FE: Is there a need for firewall software?

2011-11-12, 13:12 PM

Pretty pointless if you're running on WiFi through a wireless modem/router which is probably running in stealth mode anyway, and you'd probably have a dynamic IP address as well. So chances of anyone gaining access through a port is nil to neglible. More likely you'd download a malware through a malicious app in the Android Market or elsewhere (if you enable the use of non-market apps).

To be honest, your data in the cloud (such as all your Google contacts etc.) are probably at more risk than the data on your actual device from remote hacking.

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