Video: New.net Installed through Security Holes


New.net provides a proprietary domain name system that allows it to sell nonstandard domain names to advertisers. These proprietary domains are resolved through New.net's own servers, so these domains are accessible only to users whose ISPs have chosen to support New.net (few have), or to users with New.net's client software installed on their PCs...... New.net finds itself little liked by experts on Internet infrastructure and security. But where are users in this mess? I have never spoken with a user who actually wanted New.net, but I have looked at plenty of massively-infected computers with New.net installed. So I have long suspected nonconsensual, improper, or overly aggressive installations of New.net software. - Video: New.net Installed through Security Holes

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 5th October 2005 12:10AM