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From: pauls at (Paul Schmehl)
Subject: WinME firewalling

--On Sunday, November 09, 2003 20:03:30 -0500 j <> wrote:
> What software firewall solution is truly suitable for Grandma?  As
> invisible to the user as possible, of course, since this Grandma doesn't
> understand most of the 'little window thingies' that spontaneously
> appear already.  (you know at least one - the manic 'ok' clicker...)
> Additional hardware of any kind is not permitted, this has to be a
> software solution under WinME.

Get her a $50 (Linksys, SMC, etc.) DSL router.  Set it up for her, and then 
tell her to have fun, put patch and keep her AV software up to date.

Paul Schmehl (
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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