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    Firewalls and the US Patriot act

    There's an interesting thread (IMO) over at Outpost's forum board. It started as a firewall performance comparision but turned to firewall and the US Patriot Act.

    The US Government Law Enforcement agencies now insist that all firewalls, software and hardware, allow access to bypass them inbound. The firewall manufacturers are obliged to supply a "key" to this effect. Britain, among other countries, has given in to this request.
    The Patriot Act gives the US Government the right to plant "spyware" in anybody's computer. This can be easily checked by reading the new Spyware Act, which specifically exempts the Law Enforcement Agencies from this Law, and specifically for this purpose.
    Outpost doesn't seem to conform to the requirements of the Patriot Law
    More..... http://outpostfirewall.com/forum/sho...1344#post91344

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    Well great...

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    what about sygate? I think its time to buy a hardware firewall



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    what about sygate? I think its time to buy a hardware firewall
    Do you have as much control over svchost with sygate? When not updating I uncheck the two that you see so it can't phone home.



    Last edited by lynchknot; December 20th, 2004 at 19:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    what about sygate? I think its time to buy a hardware firewall
    What makes you think that Hardware firewalls dont have this 'key hole' access



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    Quote Originally Posted by cash_site
    What makes you think that Hardware firewalls dont have this 'key hole' access


    half the holes in windows are probably hidden doors hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by egghead
    half the holes in windows are probably hidden doors hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by egghead
    half the holes in windows are probably hidden doors hehe
    you-you mean the windoors?

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    someones gotta trademark that one hehe
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    Check out my Profile I wrote "windoors" I think when I joined in 2002 (interests)

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