mli wrote:Ok, password is implemented (and working).
The (final) question is if my installation is secure from outside access to my computer? That is, I'll for the time being only use Xampp for local webpage developing so I hope Apache and MySQL is not open for the outside internet?! :>
If you have a half decent firewall
(google ZoneAlarm Basic and Sygate Personal Free Firewall), than yes.
In effect the firewall should ask if you want to allow <file name>
access to the internet, or if you want to allow <ip> to connect to <file name>
via port <number>, or something near those lines.
Also the XP w/ SP2 built-in firewall is NOT a good one!
I'd suggest you disable it and get a actual one, like I said
either ZoneAlarm Basic or Sygate Personal Firewall; both are free.