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I was also wondering about a firewall.
It's a personal choice on what you want to leave running. I definitely would not leave it on without a firewall.
Verizon Online encourages the use of a personal firewall. It isn't against the TOS to make use of one.
As long as your modem is well ventilated, you can leave it on 24/7. If you want to turn it off, go right ahead.
If being connected to the Internet while not being around makes you nervous, then by all means disconnect or turn off your modem.
All interested in the security of your broadband connection should visit the DSLR Security forum.
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