Firewall in zorin

Generally, no. Your Mobile device runs on an ARM OS, which would not be any more compatible for any possible virus than Windows would.
This is a general answer. It does not mean that such as you describe is 'impossible.' Something could be written to do just that. But the odds of you encountering such a thing is significantly less than you getting struck by lightning while inside of a crashing jet that also collides with an incoming meteorite.

Unless you are a secret agent or deep into the dark web with bitcoin theft- you really would not need to worry about that. Because someone would have to quite literally have to be out to get you. In such a case, the automated Firewall would not be very much help, anyway.

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I am second to your opinion.
All those years of Linux use, I've never changed my Firewall setting from default.
I also have Pi-hole installed on a stick computer which also works as a DHCP server. It can block a lot of spamming sites on the net. Highly recommended.

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The only way to keep your computer that secure is to unplug it from the internet, wait months after updates come out, rigorously testing against malware and antivirus engines, then updating... which ends up being a waste in time and computing because most updates are security based. An offline computer is the only safe computer.

Do not get hung up on security to the point of not using the internet. You lose more by not having access. Use common sense, any deal to good to be true is... think before you click. Hover to see links and if it redirects. Use strict permissions in your browser and set your email client to convert all emails to plain text. That is the safest you can be. Update regularly and relax, because most encounter viruses and maleware because of bad intentions (pirating software or movies or songs, xxx surfing and other less reputable net uses).

Regular use will not be your insecurity.... clicking a link in email that comes from fb, which isn't Facebook, about someone accessing your account (which never happened) will be your downfall. Bottom line, THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK (emphasis not yelling).

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An isolated computer is the only safe computer. That means not inserting USB sticks or any network connection. That is not really practicable in this day and age.
I agree, always best to ... engage brain before clicking

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So as I was about to hook up Zorin Connect with my cell, no firewall on Z16?
Did I miss something...?

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You can do a

sudo apt install gufw

I did not even notice. Surprised me too.

Makes me want to ask..... Is it because it's "Built Into the system"...?
Seems like it would be a glaring omission to me.

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Oh and @Aravisian , Thanks. Firewall added. :grin:

I do agree on this - Maybe we are missing something.

The Firewall is pre-installed in Zorin OS 16 and can be found under Settings > Network > Firewall Configuration

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Is it UFW? I'm not trying to be difficult here but uhh... Terminal says neither gufw nor ufw is installed.
I just logged into Gnome, went to settings, network - there is a Firewall configuration button. Nothing happens when I click it.

If I open terminal and move to install (As I posted above):

sudo apt install gufw

sudo apt install gufw
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
ufw
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gufw ufw
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,034 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,503 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

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Oops... forgot something. Lol. It's bound to happen occasionally. :laughing:

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You mind-reader... I almost made this wisecrack earlier... But decided against it. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Yes, both GUFW and UFW come pre-installed in Zorin OS. If they aren't installed on your system perhaps you may have accidentally uninstalled them or there may have been an upgrade issue if you are still using the original Beta install of Zorin OS 16

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I apologize. I needed to be sure.:wink:
Yes, I am still using Zorin OS 16 Beta.

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OK, found it. Thanks Kyrill.
I did a search, thought it would of come up when I typed Firewall.
I also had already installed using the info from Aravi...

All Good, nothing to see here...!!!

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I am glad the devs have pointed out where GUFW (Firewall) setting is now located. I would have taken some time to find it otherwise. Note, as in previous ZorinOS installs, GUFW is set OFF by default. Definitely one of the early settings to change.

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One of the reasons why we often must point out that Zorin OS is not "re-skinned Ubuntu."
While most searches under Ubuntu should still get to a solution; there are still a lot of Zorin Specific goings-on that must be addressed here on this forum.

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How do I add a wine app to the firewall list?

Update. To easily find the Firewall Configuration. Just learned if you click the 'Activities Button' (the 2 squares right next to Z, start menu, bottom left and type firewall in the search box) you will get this..

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