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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.

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