Having your computer connected to the internet means that it can be accessed
from other computers also on the internet. The best way to secure your
computer is to put a firewall, router, or gateway PC between you and the
Microlink radio. This will hide you from anyone else on the internet -- they will
not be able to see behind the firewall. If that is not an option, there are
various programs you can install, such as Norton Internet Security, that
should prevent most suspicious actions.
Windows Printer and File sharing is also a danger . if you have this
enabled, anyone on your network can see your shared folders. If you are not
behind a firewall, router, or gateway PC, this may expose your files to
other people on the internet. To turn file and print sharing off, go to the
properties of your internet connection, and uncheck the box next to 'file
and print sharing'.