Friday, October 20, 2006

Info about Cyber Cafes and Internet Points in Italy


Here are some links about Cyber Cafes and Internet Points in Italy:

* = Blog entry has been updated.

The above links are current. If anyone has any suggestions for other sites, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry. For your specific interest, please search the web for further information using Google.

Please note: I do NOT represent or endorse any of these links nor do I receive payment for listing them in my blog.

Depending on where you are in Italy, the rate charged to access the Internet from an Internet Point or a Cyber Cafe varies. In my travels in Italy in the last 2 years, I have seen rates as low as 3 Euro per hour and as high a 1 Euro per minute. These rates may be charged even if you are using your own laptop instead of a desktop PC at one of these establishments.

One should be aware that if you use a diskette to either download or upload data from one of the PC's located at
an Internet Point or a Cyber Cafe, the desktop may contain a virus, malware or spyware. I would urge you to run an anti-virus scan on any diskette after it had been used at any Internet Point or a Cyber Cafe.

Caveat (warning): Please exercise caution if you use any of these PCs at an Internet Point, a Cyber Cafe or a "free Internet access" location to make reservations or conduct any financial transactions with your credit card. Most of these establishments are reputable but you never know who the last person was who last used the PC you are currently using
at an Internet Point, a Cyber Cafe or a "free Internet access" location. There are keyboard logging programs that can capture your credit card information, password(s) and/or record key strokes without your knowledge and can be retrieved later after you have left one of these establishments.

That's it for Friday, 20 October 2006: venerdì, 20 ottobre 2006.

Ciao, Ben

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Today’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.

"La lingua non ha osso ma rompe l'osso."
The tongue has no bone but it breaks bone.


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