I beg to differ - while there is less of a threat than under a Windows-based system, there are still plenty of viruses for MACs.
And, in general, with all these kids setting their home networks as DMZs just to get NAT1, this is a disaster waiting to happen. There just aren't enough PS3s around - compared to, say, PCs - justify intensive hacking. If sales pick up, so will threats.
Setting their home networks to DMZ or setting their PS3 to the DMZ?-
And what disaster will come of this if the ps3 is set to the DMZ?
Not flamming or arguing with you, just would like to hear your thoughts on this and to explain whats in pink.
I am talking about the security of your entire home networks. People are opening up all ports on their routers and bypassing firewalls just to get NAT1 for their PS3s. That compromises security of your entire network.
Think about what you are doing when setting up a DMZ - you are leaving all ports open between your verious devices - and the PS3 has access to all. The PS3, in turn, has no protection from all the 'bad things' that can crawl through a network - because you disabled all security. It's a security hole that puts everything at risk. You are leaving your ps3 out in the open - in turn, your PS3 is a gateway to the rest of your network.
This guy has a much more detailed, albeit still non-technical, explanation:
By the way - I think all the advice you read on these forums telling people to use DMZ to solve all their gaming problems are insanely negligent. Sure, most people have nothing of such value or interest on their systems to justify someone hacking. Yet, would you tell people to leave their doors unlocked so they have faster access to their homes and not run into the 'lost keys' problem? By all means, that's what people recommending DMZs are telling you to do.
Edit: yes, before someone points it out, I know what we are talking about here is not a true DMZ. I refer to what is usually being called a DMZ here for the purposes of gaming/home networking.
Lol True But opening The DMZ Can harm your Network & leave you open to Port Scans watchin case if your know what your doing your can get in the The HDD of any computer.
if you are worried about your computer being compromised by putting the ps3 in the DMZ, you can put a firewall on your computer as well. there are numerous free and paid firewalls that can be used.
i want to download stuff from the browser since the PlayStation Store is limited. but i want to be sure that if i go to a bug infested site (accidently) my PS3 will remain unharmed.
until there is an anti-virus program for the console i have no intention of using it, period