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You thought it was just your local ISP messing with your HTTP traffic



Steve Kinney wrote:
> On 04/04/2016 05:04 PM, Rayzer wrote:
> > From February this year:
>
> > Website-Targeted False Content Injection by Network Operators
> > Gabi Nakibly1,3, Jaime Schcolnik2, and Yossi Rubin3
>
> > 1 Computer Science Department, Technion, Haifa, Israel
> > 2Computer Science Department, Interdisciplinary Center,
> > Herzliya, Israel 3Rafael â?? Advanced Defense Systems, Haifa,
> > Israel
> [...]
>
> > www.arxiv.org/pdf/1602.07128v1.pdf
>
> Inadvertent (?) geek humor:
>
> ~/Desktop $ wget http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/1602.07128v1.pdf
> --2016-04-05 13:36:35--  http://www.arxiv.org/pdf/1602.07128v1.pdf
> Resolving www.arxiv.org (www.arxiv.org)... 128.84.21.199
> Connecting to www.arxiv.org (www.arxiv.org)|128.84.21.199|:80...
> connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
> Location: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1602.07128v1.pdf [following]
> --2016-04-05 13:36:36--  http://arxiv.org/pdf/1602.07128v1.pdf
> Resolving arxiv.org (arxiv.org)... 128.84.21.199
> Reusing existing connection to www.arxiv.org:80.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
> 2016-04-05 13:36:36 ERROR 403: Forbidden.
>
> Apparently they like the user agent string from Firefox better; I
> did get a copy of the article via the said browser.
>
>
>

http://chrispederick.com/work/user-agent-switcher/

-- 

RR

"Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to pinpoint potential trouble-makers ... And neutralize them, neutralize them, neutralize them"



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