TIP OF THE WEEK:   The Internet, like any other society, is plagued with the kind of jerks who enjoy the electronic equivalent of writing on other people's walls with spraypaint, tearing their mailboxes off, or just sitting in the street blowing their car horns. Some people try to get real work done over the Internet, and others have sensitive or proprietary data they must protect. Usually, a firewall's purpose is to keep the jerks out of your network while still letting you get your job done. Firewalls can be either hardware or software, or a combination of both.  If you are using online banking, you want good firewall protection.  If you want to freely transfer files online, you dislike the restrictions of a firewall. Many firewalls make downloading difficult if not impossible (hey, you are at work here). One thing a firewall cannot protect against are your floppy disks so watch the swapping of disks! For more information, click here.  For a free tiny personal firewall, click here.

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Virtual Runway
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Glamour Puss

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Nylon magazine

Fashion on the Net
Fashion Planet

Fashion Designers

Fashion for Men

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