Pro­tect Your Net­work

Maximum PC - - PUT YOUR PI TO WORK -

THE WIN­DOWS FIRE­WALL is a for­mi­da­ble foe, but it’s use­less at pro­tect­ing any­thing other than the ma­chine it’s on. So, your phone, tablet, and IoT fridge are all vul­ner­a­ble. Un­less you put some­thing in the way, and don’t mind sac­ri­fic­ing even more data than you would with OpenWRT. Us­ing a USB Eth­er­net don­gle, you’ll be down to 25Mb/s per port. For­give a lit­tle slug­gish­ness, though, and a Rasp­bianequipped Pi run­ning Gufw is all you need to fend off an un­com­fort­able num­ber of packet snif­fers. Adding Pix­elserv ( http://prox­y­tun­nel.source­elserv.php) also blocks ads net­work-wide.

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