Security

Comcast caught hijacking web traffic

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Comcast is hijacking subscriber web browsing traffic in order to display intrusive notifications
On November 20th, 2012 Comcast hijacked my HTTP traffic and re-routed it through their own servers, injecting a “notice” on the page before completing the request. What this means is instead of my web request being routed to the website I wanted to visit, Comcast took it upon themselves to hijack my web traffic, forcing it to go through their servers instead. This poses a massive security risk for users since there’s no telling what type of logging Comcast uses on their end.

Never Give Your Information To 10 Minute Old Startups

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Handing over sensitive information to startups that are only a few minutes old can lead to bad, bad things. The Startup The startup under fire today is a web service by the name of _Ice Box Pro_ posted on Hacker News today proved that point. The service was designed as a way to back up filed to Amazon Glacier that you put in a special Dropbox folder. I was curious to see how well it performed, so I decided to sign up and give it a test run.