I know this should go down in the Computer area, so it will probably be moved there sometime.
1.) It seems that many people have cable modems nowadays. Is there some type of software deemed necessary for security purposes? What do you use or recommend?
2.) Does anyone use any filtering software like 'Net Nanny' or is there an Expolorer component that would aid in setting parental controls for younger surfers?
I am accustomed to the Parental Controls available with AOL where things can be set for 'Child', 'Young Teen', 'Mature Teen' etc. and attachments (including pictures) can be blocked from being included with Emails they get. Are there ways to do this on a Broadband connection?
I've heard of software like 'Net Nanny' that can help limit surfing to approved sites, Do they work? Any recommendations?
On the subject of Email, can that be filtered too? I'd hate to think of little kids getting some of the emails that get sent to me.
I use ZoneAlarm, a free download from ZoneLabs. It permits you to select which applications on your computer have access to the web, as well as monitor, approve, or disallow any attempts to access your computer from outside.
On the Internet Explorer browser toolbar,you could click on Tools, Internet Options,Content tab,Enable Content advisor,and choose the settings you desire for each of 4 categories - Language, Nudity, Sex, and Violence. Is this what your looking for ?
Re: Firewall and Filtering Software#24404 04/11/0310:51 PM04/11/0310:51 PM
Thanks, that's a possibility. I sort of knew something was there but never really looked at it. There doesn't seem to be a large amount of websites that have recognizable ratings though. I'd have to manually approve Nickelodeon.com because they have not chosen to be rated by the agencies whose approval is recognized by the Browser.
I'm thinking that some 3rd party software may be the way to go if they take the initiative to go out and rate common sites themselves to compile approval lists.
Re: Firewall and Filtering Software#24406 04/12/0310:16 AM04/12/0310:16 AM