A password problem about Zone Alarm.. really need help!
I have a serious pity problem. I use Zone alarm and have set a password previously. However, I just have forgotten the password already. I am not autourised by the firewall to uninstall itself. What can I do to control the settings again?
Each time I install something I am informed of exactly what app wants to connect to what location on the net. I can allow or deny. PFWs also allow configuration of installations regarding connectivity. If not for PFWs then I see no way of telling as FAST. Maybe you have no use for this but I bet many others do. I will take your point as you yourself not needing one and finding them useless.
I don't see how this is a security group if it says firewalls then it is firewalls regardless if security or other things are included.
I still don't see you as making any sense. I don't set any warning other than my PFW telling me if any part of what I am installing wants to monitor my keystrokes. If I have a keylogger or spyware how do you tell other than running a scan which takes longer than a pop-up.
This is technically not possible to do realiably. For example, there are hardware keyloggers. If we're talking about software keyloggers, I personally would implement them in kernel space. There they cannot be controlled by any software program, which is running on the same machine by concept.
So if you're installing software on Microsoft Windows, then usually you have to do this with administrative rights. And then your "Personal Firewall" loses anyway, if in doubt.
I already showed, how easy it is to communicate ignoring "outbound control" of "Personal Firewalls". Exactly _not_ _a_ _single_ "Personal Firewall" managed to prevent this. You can find my PoCs for this topic, if you're searching in this group.