How secure is Sify Broadband?

ujjwal

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My problem is the same as addicted ... so i'll give sify a try for few more months. BTW, i am probably a more lucky person, apart from teh bblient and such, the service is pretty fair ...
 

anand

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I was hacked to the extreme, a keylogger was installed my liveupdate program for Norton antivirus 2003 was deleted and malicious programs were installed onto my computer. I got very very very angry. This was several months ago before I went on a learning frenzy, today I feel my computer is reasonably protected. By the way I sent several e-mails to sify about the hacker. I know who he is but I don't want to say. I never received even one reply to those e-mails.
 

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yap... what would happen to an uncle sitting on a windows 98 machine with no updates, antivirus, firewall... i cannot even think to imagine...
 


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We are the most insecure on Sify with respect to the local LAN we are on because anyone on the same LAN as us can sniff our Sify username and p@$$word, email username and p@$$word and even what we search on a search engine like Google, to cite a few examples!It's as if our internet traffic is visible to the whole neighborhood :-|
 


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Reliance doesn't provide Cable Internet ;). And no Internet service that's not provided through a neighbourhood LAN would be as insecure as the ones that are provided through a LAN to our homes. This is because only on a neighbourhood LAN some or all of your neighbours can very easily see all the data that goes to and from your computer.This is in the very design of a LAN. It might be tackled by connecting every computer on the LAN with a switch, I think. But I don't know how many of our CTOs are willing to do that because it's more expensive than using a hub. And if they do it then they will charge us Service Charges for it ;)Of course a neighborhood LAN makes internet access using Sify an affordable proposition. But it helps to be aware of how secure we are on it ;)
 

surjeett

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I feel someday they'll have to upgrade their technology to provide connections.....this LAN thing cant be there for too long as far as security related things go.
 

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u believe indian ISPs would give a sh*t about security? they blocked ping facility when attacked by a worm. this is how they fix issues. disable the f**king services.
 

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