Did you know that when you are on the Internet, it’s always phishing season? You won’t be catching any perch, but you will definitely be having shiny toys dangled in front of you to try to bait and lure you in. Believe it or not, there are people on the Internet always at the ready to take advantage of you.
From time to time a security bug or vulnerability emerges from the woodwork and sweeps quickly across the Internet. But it’s been a while since we saw much on the scale of Heartbleed , a newly-discovered vulnerability that has created a stir in the blogosphere and in the news.
As you may be aware, TekSavvy relies on cable and telephone providers to connect your home to our network so that we can offer you our Internet service. This connection between your home and our network is often referred to as “the last mile”. It is named that way because most homes have only 2 wires entering their premises, a telephone cable and a coax cable. Every network operator must share these 2 wires to offer you service and we must coordinate with the owner of the wires. In Ontario we use a variety of vendors such as Cogeco, Bell and Rogers to connect your Internet signal to our network.