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

Kee Hinckley nazgul at somewhere.com
Sat Nov 8 04:42:07 UTC 2003

At 2:37 PM -0800 11/7/03, william at elan.net wrote:
>bad requests and just decided that every 8 hours it would be ok to
>replace your original webrequest (from any computer connected through that
>router) with one going to their own server advertising their product/service.

It appears that they've learned their lesson.  This is tacked at the 
bottom of the front page at Belkin.

>Important message from Belkin:
>We at Belkin apologize for the recent trouble our customers have 
>experienced with the wireless router/browser redirect issue.  We 
>will be offering firmware fixes available for download early next 
>week. We do not have exact details yet but we can tell you now that 
>each router's firmware that incorporates Parental Control as an 
>option will be changed.
>Please expect more detailed information to follow early next week.  Thank you.

Kee Hinckley
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I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.

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