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Broadband Security


Broadband refers to high-speed network connection

Traditional Internet services are accessed in “dial-on-demand” mode,

whereas broadband Internet is an “always-on”

connection, therefore security risk is very high

Without our knowledge, computer can be compro­mised and it

can also be used as a launching pad for carrying out

disrupting activities on other computers

 "Since broadband Internet is widely used, it is very important for every citizen to securely configure it for safe usage"

Broadband Security Threats :

As broadband Internet connection is “Always On” , it leads to intentional misuse through

  1. Trojans and backdoors

  2. Denial of Service

  3. Intermediary for another attack

  4. Hidden file extensions

  5. Chat clients

  6. Packet sniffing

  7. Default configurations are extremely vulnerable

Types of Broadband Modem:

  • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)

  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)

    • Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

    • Very high speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)

  • Cable Modem

  • Satellite

  • Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)

  • Terminal Adapter Modem

  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)

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