Web hijacking by router - a new method of advertisement by Belkin

Adam Selene nospam at vguild.com
Sat Nov 8 01:33:33 UTC 2003

"The router would grab a random HTTP connection 
every eight hours and redirect it to Belkin's (push) 
advertised web page."

"In response criticism, a Belkin product manager came 
forward this week to confirm the behaviour was 
designed into the products..."

Do they not realize that this has a strong possibility
of breaking any web application every eight hours?

What happens when a call to a site's javascript file, 
stylesheet, internal frame page, or XML data gets
replaced by a Belkin advertisement? The site breaks
and they get a support telephone call.

Major class action lawsuit material, not just by every
Belkin user but by every web publisher on the Internet.


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