Comcast/Windows Firewall/File sharing
Posted on 2006-05-13
Dear Security Experts,
My current LAN is set up with COMCAST CABLE coming into a Linksys Cable/DSL Route (Etherfast).
I have WINDOWS FIREWALL turned on, am running KASPERSKY anti-virus software, and don't have any other firewall stuff running. File sharing is enabled so that my computers can see each other.
From time to time I get messages from KASPERSKY that says my computer has just been attacked and the attack was successfuly repelled. I ran the SHEILDS UP diagnostics and it said I am safe.
Is this setup ok? Am I running a big security risk? Are my computers vulnerable to people on COMCAST?
Thanks a lot!
(ps- I have a CISCO PIX 501 hardware firewall which I am currently not using. Could I put this in between my cheap LINKSYS routers and the cable modem?)