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I found what seems to be a public service free local internet dialup
provider. I am not inclined to believe the ISP itself could be a virus risk,
but I just wanted to be sure how you check such things.


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Just don't use it.  If it is free you may not have monetary costs but there may
be other
costs associated with the service.



--
Dave
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Which is why I haven't used it so far. THanks for confirming my hunch.


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            http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
  ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice.  Everything fully disclaimed.}---
   [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
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I normally use netzero.net for GUI, limited to ten hours per week.
I am looking at metconnect.com, which looks legit but I don't know anyone
who used it. My normal usage is by text-only unix-shell dialup.


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 Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
            http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
  ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice.  Everything fully disclaimed.}---
   [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
 [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]





Re: ISP risk

On Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:12:45 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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    Here in Brazil there are dozens of free dialup ISPs, most of
them make their money off ads on the startup page, charging for
services like virus scanning your mail, or blocking malware sites, and
selling your preferences and contacts to the email-marketing business.
    They are very useful when you are traveling, you just need the
local  number and a user/password (all free)
    I would never use a non encrypted session for my mail, or for
anything else sensitive.
    They are as intrusive as facebook and google. (that is , very)
    :)
    IMHO

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Netzero suits my occassional need well, but I wanted a backup.
THanks.


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 Vasos Panagiotopoulos, Columbia'81+, Reagan, Mozart, Pindus, BioStrategist
            http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
  ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice.  Everything fully disclaimed.}---
   [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
 [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]





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vjp2.at@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:

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Another spamming affiliate for panix pretending to ask a question.

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What is your problem? Panix has been around since the 1980s.
Are you even that old?


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            http://www.panix.com/~vjp2/vasos.htm
  ---{Nothing herein constitutes advice.  Everything fully disclaimed.}---
   [Homeland Security means private firearms not lazy obstructive guards]
 [Urb sprawl confounds terror] [Phooey on GUI: Windows for subprime Bimbos]





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On Apr 25, 6:56=A0am, vjp2...@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:
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Yiasou re manga!  Ti kanes?  Kalo Pasxa.

RL

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On Apr 25, 1:55=A0am, vjp2...@at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com wrote:
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Here in Greece, OTE the national carrier and ISP gives you the choice
on signup of whether you want encryption of your data to and from the
ISP port.  At least that's what they say.  I chose not to, since I
figured it would slightly slow down the connection.  And I don't see
how they would do that anyway--would every http become https?  (Or
perhaps they do it with some sort of virtual connection, like with
HMA, see next line).

But whenever I want a secure connection, say if I'm sending out a
sensitive email, I use Hide My Ass as a proxy--a great service that's
very cheap, Google them.  That way not even the ISP knows what the
email contains.

RL

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