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What If Your Firewall Spams You?

CNET is reporting that Belkin routers (typically used in home and small offices as firewall and Internet connection sharing devices) periodically hijack users' Web connection and display an advertisement for parental control software.

Every eight hours, a random computer that's hooked up to a local area network may receive an unsolicited advertisement for a trial version of parental control software, instead of the Web page the person had hoped to visit. The behavior can be permanently disabled, but it is turned on by default in new Belkin routers when they are shipped.


Comments (3)

These guys are nothing but ... (Below threshold)
Basil Crow:

These guys are nothing but a bunch of sore, pathetic losers. Never gonna buy Belkin products!

Armor2net Personal Firewall... (Below threshold)

Armor2net Personal Firewall is able to stop Internet pop-up ads, a feature that can be customized for each individual Web site. The program will also search your computer for spyware, and remove the spyware components safely.

Armor2net Personal Firewall... (Below threshold)

Armor2net Personal Firewall is able to stop Internet pop-up ads, a feature that can be customized for each individual Web site. The program will also search your computer for spyware, and remove the spyware components safely.




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