Monday, December 04, 2006
Caring ISPs and Vendors
anyway, my question is if i was to get DSL would that open me up to even more germs, virus and worms?
The simple answer to that is, Yes. The better answer is that it depends upon the attention and care your DSL provider puts into their network security. You should purchase a DSL/cable modem router when you upgrade from dialup. They are cheap and worth every penny since they have their own builtin firewall. Everyone I've talked to says that cable beats DSL in terms of bandwidth. A friend has informed my that Time-Warner Cable is squeaky clean, no viruses or worms are propagating on that network. I had cable before I had DSL, but when I moved, it wasn't available at the new place. It's awful tempting to just drop the land line, use my cell phone and get cable. The only reason I don't is that I'd have to buy a new TV, and I'd likely get hooked on TV again. There's not a lot of great content on TV, and PBS, Discovery, and History Channel only go so far. Plus, my cats have a taste for coax cabling for some reason. Sometimes, I think they're gerbils.
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