View Full Version : [ubuntu] Am I safe?

June 7th, 2008, 09:20 PM
I just used Wubi to install Ubuntu (works great BTW-and I love this distro,definitely the one I'm hooked on). I'm a newbie and don't even know how to install anything yet.

I have router, so am I reasonably safe without installing any firewall? The "I got hacked" thread made me worry a bit.

Thanks for any reply

Dr Small
June 7th, 2008, 09:33 PM
If you are behind a firewall / router already, then there is no reason to install a firewall. As long as you don't run any services to open any ports, (and then open those same ports on your router...) you should be fine. Don't let thread titles intimidate you :)

June 7th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Thanks Dr Small!

I'll breathe a little easier.

I got to tell somebody. This Ubuntu is great!:):)

I always loved screensavers since my 8-bit computing days and the even the default screensavers are mind blowing.

You'll be seeing me a lot around the forum!