Is Home Networking secure?
If you practice safe surfing while on the Internet (such as using a firewall, anti-virus, and anti-spyware software), and don't enable file-sharing with Windows 98, your computer should be as safe as it is with dial-up.
However, it is good practice to always assume your computer information is at risk, and to use password protection and caution when surfing Web sites. As part of your NetZero DSL package, you will also receive Norton Antivirus Online for free. Norton Internet Security Online is also available for an additional cost. These programs offer additional protection for your computer against Spam, phishing, viruses, hacking, worms, and other dangers. For more information on how NetZero and Norton can help increase your safety, click here.
The NetZero DSL modem also provides additional firewall protection. To learn more, click here.