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1) FirewallD is a front-end to iptables. If you don’t like having a front-end and prefer writing your own iptable rules, then you’re of course free to do so. I do suspect that you’ll find that FirewallD covers most common user cases and simplifies management. It’s considerably easier to learn than iptables.

2A) You want to backup your computer often and to multiple locations. Antivirus doesn’t provide impenetrable protection against anything, and nothing can completely protect you from malicious software. Don’t install anything weird from untrusted sources, keep your system up to date, and be sure to leave your web browser’s malware and phishing protection enabled. If you only install from Fedora software repositories you’re likely to be fine, but do keep backing up everything and often.

2B) You can setup and use ClamAV for too-late-detection. Meaning, it can detect things that have already penetrated your system — letting you know you should delete everything and start restoring from an earlier backup.

1) FirewallD is a front-end to iptables. If you don’t like having a front-end and prefer writing your own iptable rules, then you’re of course free to do so. I do suspect that you’ll find that FirewallD covers most common user cases and simplifies management. It’s considerably easier to learn than iptables.

2A) Your best defence is an up-to-date system. You can automate updates with dnf-automatic.

2B) You want to backup your computer often and to multiple locations. Antivirus doesn’t provide impenetrable protection against anything, and nothing can completely protect you from malicious software. Don’t install anything weird from untrusted sources, keep your system up to date, and be sure to leave your web browser’s malware and phishing protection enabled. If you only install from Fedora software repositories you’re likely to be fine, but do keep backing up everything and often.

2B) 2C) You can setup and use ClamAV for too-late-detection. Meaning, it can detect things that have already penetrated your system — letting you know you should delete everything and start restoring from an earlier backup.

1) FirewallD is a front-end to iptables. If you don’t like having a front-end and prefer writing your own iptable rules, then you’re of course free to do so. I do suspect that you’ll find that FirewallD covers most common user cases and simplifies management. It’s considerably easier to learn than iptables.

2A) Your best defence is an up-to-date system. You can automate updates with dnf-automaticdnf-automatic.

2B) You want to backup your computer often and to multiple locations. Antivirus doesn’t provide impenetrable protection against anything, and nothing can completely protect you from malicious software. Don’t install anything weird from untrusted sources, sources, keep your system up to date, and be sure to leave your web browser’s malware and phishing protection enabled. If you only install from Fedora software repositories you’re likely to be fine, but do keep backing up everything and often.

2C) You can setup and use ClamAV for too-late-detection. Meaning, it can detect things that have already penetrated your system — letting you know you should delete everything and start restoring from an earlier backup.

backup. You want to backup your computer often and to multiple locations.