I Fought My ISP’s Bad Behaviour and Won

There have been some instances of people reporting their ISP’s modifying DNS records to serve Amazon affiliate links to collect revenue for themselves. In other cases, injecting javascript or ads into web pages, either via Squid proxy or otherwise. If it was a free internet service, that’s understandable, but for a paid service, inexcusable. If the ISP’s original business model is that broken, this is definitely not the solution.

“This also shows a weakness in DNS. There is currently no way to validate the DNS record you’re being served is what the person hosting the website intended. An ISP could hijack all DNS requests to use their servers in which case you could not bypass them. My ISP could easily at their routers reroute all DNS traffic to theirs so I could not bypass them.”

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