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    I recall Network Solutions getting in hot water because of the addition of wildcard DNS entries redirecting to NSI ad pages. Now it seems that such redirection practiced by many ISPs may result in compromising your security:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...mo_at_toorcon/

    Comcast, Verizon and at least 70 other internet service providers are putting their customers at serious risk in their quest to make money from mistyped web addresses, security researcher Dan Kaminsky says.

    Speaking at the ToorCon security conference in Seattle, Kaminsky demonstrated an exploit class he dubbed PiTMA, short for provider-in-the-middle attacks. A variation of man-in-the-middle attacks, it stole authentication cookies and injected arbitrary content into trusted web pages by exploiting weaknesses in an ad server Earthlink used when returning results for non-existent addresses.
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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    Re: ISP compromises security

    this is a DNS rooted issue though, right? i.e. - if you set your DNS to dynamic.

    208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 ftw

    I set it in every router I configure and allow computers to stay dynamic.
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      Re: ISP compromises security

      Or you could run TreeWalk:

      http://ntcanuck.com/
      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

      snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

      Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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