Dear Mauritius Telecom,

I am a pretty happy customer of your company for several years now. Spare the phone line, I also had the ADSL 512, which got upgraded to ADSL 1M, and I now have Fiber at Home. I am satisfied with the speed bumps with the bonus that I was upgraded automatically and thus no extra fee to my subscription. For that, a very low bow of thanks. Furthermore, your FTTH landing page said that Fiber would be deployed in 2018 in L’Escalier, but I got it in August ’17. šŸ™‚

But, the same Fiber deployment, widely accepted by the public as anĀ ouf de soulagement is now raising some eyebrows regarding the security flaws detected in the routers. You may have heard/read about them but for the record i’ll link them below:

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bsd-bigFollowing my past article entitledĀ A short word about Linux, ideas were tossed on the Mauritius Internet Users mailing list about BSD having different approaches compared to Linux. The need for a BSD user group was voiced-out as well as raising the awareness on BSD and its advantages. Following that, a little chat with Logan again, who is also a BSD developer, brought out some fruitful information about BSD. Following is what I could extract from Logan šŸ˜›

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Most of us have a webcam attached to our PC or embedded in our laptops. We usually use them for video calls over Skype, ooVoo and Windows Live Messenger and sometimes for video recordings. Webcams were also used to live broadcast theĀ demonstrations in the Middle East last year. These uses areĀ of one’s own free will. You’ve chosen to start the video call or you’ve accepted the call; or it is you who clicked the ‘Record’ button. But sometimes, without you doing anything same, your webcam is accessed and what’s in it field of view is watched remotely !

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As more and more of my friends are turning 18 this year, most of them have already taken ownership of their savings account. They now have a Credit Card and some of them are using it for online banking particularly to buy stuffs from eBay.com . That’s great but there are some important points to consider before conducting Online Banking Transactions.

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