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Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:38 pm
by walter
IMHO the easier the better. i think most of the users just want to find something very similar to windows, or even easier to use.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:26 pm
by ROSFan
What about contacting this man to help developing a firewall:

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=509075

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:07 pm
by jeniferlewis
Information Security Software. Secure Bytes is an information security software development company which focuses on developing automated tools to strengthen information security management system.

http://www.secure-bytes.com

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:39 pm
by FORCE
Do not promote non-GPL software or services, this post should be terminated by admins.

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:55 pm
by Z98
We honestly don't care if you promote closed source software, so long as you don't expect us to bundle it.

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:07 pm
by elhoir
ROSFan wrote:What about contacting this man to help developing a firewall:

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=509075
i wonder if reactos could have some software similar to iptables to implement a strong firewall

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:28 am
by jeniferlewis
I am not promoting this site. This site is an informative site that's why i given there link to you. Well elhoir I think if firewall is strong you computer never corrupted.

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:07 am
by forart
jeniferlewis wrote:I am not promoting this site. This site is an informative site that's why i given there link to you. Well elhoir I think if firewall is strong you computer never corrupted.
I suggest you to do the contrary: inform them about ROS on that (or other) site, so if they produce/promote closed software you could convince them to switch. :wink:

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:50 am
by oiaohm
http://www.giesa.altervista.org/openfirewall/

Some people are still trying to build open source firewalls for windows. Only one catch this one will be gpl3.

Re: Security Software

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:55 pm
by fdwhacker
A Vista-like firewall is a must. You should have a free anti-vir, anti-spyware, and anti-malware all in one package that is an option to install when you setup the OS the first time. Back to the firewall, it needs to have a whitelist and blacklist that are updated frequently (would work if auto updates are implemeted). You MUST offer some protection with the OS, and and option to install it MUST appear during setup. What you should NOT do is have a clone of Windows Security Center or the User Account Control from Vista. It both of them will drive users insane!

Re: Security Software

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:42 pm
by GoBusto
fdwhacker wrote:You should have a free anti-vir, anti-spyware, and anti-malware all in one package that is an option to install when you setup the OS the first time.
See this post.

Re: Security Software

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:45 pm
by EmuandCo
I think a WinPooch alike Tool would be worth a try too.

Re: Security Software

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:50 pm
by fdwhacker
I know that the devs want to keep ROS small, but what they need to consider is that no piece of code is perfect. What if, say, Microsoft wanted to slow your work and released a virus that attacked a vulnerability in ROS. Plus, with all the security problems with Windows, security should be your #1 concern.

Re: Security Software

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:33 pm
by Black_Fox
Security isn't that important in alpha stage, when even some perfectly clean applications can crash ReactOS in no time.

Re: Security Software

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:47 pm
by GoBusto
fdwhacker wrote:I know that the devs want to keep ROS small, but what they need to consider is that no piece of code is perfect. What if, say, Microsoft wanted to slow your work and released a virus that attacked a vulnerability in ROS. Plus, with all the security problems with Windows, security should be your #1 concern.
Once again, I'm going to play the "Distro CDs solve everything" card - bundle, say, ClamWin and Spybot in with the default install and you're done.

Although a lightweight-but-powerful built-in firewall has been suggested somewhere else, and it looks like that COULD be considered as part of the core ReactOS code, especially since XP and Vista have firewalls of their own - and, if your firewall is good enough, viruses (virii?) and spyware shouldn't be a problem.