It’s not good enough to install a firewall and let it be. While a firewall acts like a barrier between your computer and the outside world, it’s only as strong as the administrator who builds and maintains it.

Hackers will always probe your computer before trying to hack into it. They’ll attempt to exploit vulnerable areas or enter your system through backdoor channels, which will allow them to steal or ruin data. To prevent this, always check your firewall’s logs. By doing so, you can see which ports and services hackers are trying to attack. You can then use this information to sure up these weak points.

You can also use these logs as evidence to present to authorities. After a successful hack, you can find and use the IP address located in your log to trace the offending computer.

If you’d like to learn more about firewalls, contact Richmond Telecom today.