Paxfire stole Google.com

POSTED BY on Aug 7 under Security

Seriously. Stolen… or at least, that’s certainly what it looks like if you’re unfortunate enough to be stuck using a Paxfire DNS appliance like the two I found a few weeks ago.

I just finished my first Google Knol: DNS Squatting

In a nutshell, Paxfire DNS appliances pretend to be ‘www.google.com’. They aren’t pretending to be other search engines from what I can tell – just Google. Fun times when the marketing wonks decide to sniff your search habits…

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