[TriLUG] OT: Hijacked Browser Typos
scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 18 11:45:37 EDT 2007
OpenDNS.org looks like a benign alternative, but it does its own typo
hijack. They go to http://ash.guide.opendns.com/?url=google.cokm
instead (google.cokm is one of my favorite typos).
I use four machines at home and a notebook when I travel, so setting up
a local caching DNS would be a lot of solution for a little problem.
Perhaps this is the excuse I need to get a broadband router that will
let me replace the firmware.
Thanks for the help Dave, Sean, Steve.
Sean Myers wrote:
> OpenDNS.org is such a service.
> Sean Myers
> System Administrator
> American Research Institute
> (919) 228-4961
> Dave Sorenson wrote:
>> Earthlink has set their DNS to return the squatter page to unknown
>> requests like verisign tried to do last year. It breaks a lot of
>> anti-spam stuff as a side "benefit" too.
>> I'd try changing who you are using for DNS lookups. I have a meeting
>> to go sleep through or I'd apply Goggle-fu, but I seem to recall
>> alternative DNS services having been discussed here before. You might
>> try a search on the archive.
>> Scott Chilcote wrote:
>>> J.C. Jones wrote:
>>>> What browser are you using?
>>> Usually Firefox.
>>> The same thing happens in IE6, Konqueror, Mozilla, lynx, and links on
>>> various Linux and Windows op systems though.
>>> Scott C.
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