Yes, a firewall is still recommended, even if you use a broadband router. Most broadband routers provide a form of firewall protection from unwanted incoming traffic through the very mechanism it uses to share the internet connection. However, most do not contain a "traditional" firewall and do not block any
outgoing traffic. This still makes you vulnerable to trojan or malicious "phone home" programs.
by redxii edited by nozero
last modified: 2003-08-03 10:10:47