Web hijacking by router - a new method of advertisement byBelkin

Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. larrysheldon at cox.net
Sat Nov 8 16:24:55 UTC 2003

Dave Stewart wrote:
> At 11:42 PM 11/7/2003, Kee Hinckley wrote:
> >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.
> Imagine that... they listened to the community.
> Should they actually follow up on this and remove this abomination from
> their firmware, I'd suggest they should earn back some respect.

I'll look to see if they are making something I'd be willing to buy
(buggy whips, perhaps?) in 200 years.

The time to be cautious about your reputation is before you do some-
thing criminally stupid.

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