Maintaining your firewall settings is an important aspect of keeping your files and documents safe from the dangers that lie within the Internet. In most cases, your operating system - regards of what it is - will come with these procedures and policies already implemented on the system, making it easier for you to keep things out and in.
But what exactly are these firewall settings? How exactly does having a firewall stop all those dangerous things you hear about that are lurking on the Web? Here, we'll look at what a firewall is, what it does, and how setting up those policies will able to keep you safe.
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