Letter to the editor

There are several areas of computer security that must be examined:

Firewall protection should be given to each and every connection to the Internet. This should include the ability to block sites and e-mail addresses as well as blocking specific ports in the IP stack that are not being used.

Antivirus protection is another must-have.

NAT addressing is nice to have also, to prevent outsiders from knowing who you really are. [NAT (Network Address Translation) is an Internet standard that enables a local-area network to use one set of IP addresses for internal traffic and a second set of addresses for external traffic.]

If the spam companies and junk e-mailing companies and most major corporations already have this set up and in place, what is wrong with our federal government?

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