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Thread: How good is this firewall configuration?

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    How good is this firewall configuration?

    I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My firewall configuration is this:
    Firewall enabled
    Incoming: Deny
    Outgoing: Allow
    Preferences: Log option:
    Enable ufw, gufw logging, set level: low
    I have not added any rule

    Can anybody please tell me if this is a reasonably good firewall configuration. Should I change the set level to high? My intention is to remain secure all the time (I need to avoid keylogger, spyware etc and be free from worries). I have not yet added noscript, Adblock plus and safe history.


    Second, In firefox preferences, I am unable to see the cookies option which I want to deny. Can anybody please help me?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by arroy_0209; July 25th, 2011 at 01:55 PM.

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    Re: How good is this firewall configuration?

    Those settings are sufficient for 99.99 % of people.

    You really should read the security sticky, this is not windows, and the things you list are non issues in Linux, unless you install and configure a key logger yourself.
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    Re: How good is this firewall configuration?

    Quote Originally Posted by arroy_0209 View Post
    Second, In firefox preferences, I am unable to see the cookies option which I want to deny. Can anybody please help me?
    Thanks.
    You should be able to do that from Edit->Preferences->Privacy.

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    Re: How good is this firewall configuration?

    Quote Originally Posted by arroy_0209 View Post
    I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My firewall configuration is this:
    Firewall enabled
    Incoming: Deny
    Outgoing: Allow
    Preferences: Log option:
    Enable ufw, gufw logging, set level: low
    I have not added any rule

    Can anybody please tell me if this is a reasonably good firewall configuration. Should I change the set level to high? My intention is to remain secure all the time (I need to avoid keylogger, spyware etc and be free from worries). I have not yet added noscript, Adblock plus and safe history.


    Second, In firefox preferences, I am unable to see the cookies option which I want to deny. Can anybody please help me?
    Thanks.

    +1 for what Bodhi said above me.

    but also remember as a desktop user i suspect you are behind some type of router that accesses the internet.

    Set the firewall on there and save the resources from your desktop unless you feel you need them (as said this is not windows).

    router firewalls are usually linux based anyways so cause it is the linux kernel it has the netfilter firewall hardcoded into it anyways and configured through a few checkboxes on the router interface.
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