Which of the following would provide the BEST protection against the hacking of a computer
connected to the Internet?
A remote access server
A proxy server
A personal firewall
A password-generating token
A personal firewall is the best way to protect against hacking, because it can be defined with rules
that describe the type of user or connection that is or is not permitted. A remote access server can
be mapped or scanned from the Internet, creating security exposures. Proxy servers can provide
protection based on the IP address and ports; however, an individual would need to have in-depth
knowledge to do this, and applications can use different ports for the different sections of their
program. A password-generating token may help to encrypt the session but does not protect a
computer against hacking.