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Once in a while now I keep getting a random firewall notification that only shows up for a split second before going away.

I can't catch a screenshot of the thing because it happens at random times of the day and I never know when it will show up.

Is this normal after you get Lion or am I seeing something that could be serious in the future?

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Are you using a router with your system? All modern routers incorporate NAT (Network Address Translation) which acts as a firewall. Some routers are even more sophisticated and come with a hard wired firewall.

What I'm getting at it is, you may not even need to keep your firewall on. I have had mine turned off from day one.
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Are you using a router with your system? All modern routers incorporate NAT (Network Address Translation) which acts as a firewall. Some routers are even more sophisticated and come with a hard wired firewall.

What I'm getting at it is, you may not even need to keep your firewall on. I have had mine turned off from day one.

Yes I'm wirelessly connected to a router, but I've had my firewall on since March of last year and nothing started happening until now so that's what's getting me.

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Turn the firewall off as you don't need it since you're connected through a router. Just be sure to use the most secure encryption scheme for wireless which is WPA2.
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Turn the firewall off as you don't need it since you're connected through a router. Just be sure to use the most secure encryption scheme for wireless which is WPA2.
Our ISP as our router set up as WPA2 so I'm all set!

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