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Re: [NANOG] Charter Communications going to sniff traffic foradvertising?
I noticed this as well with a windows mobile device and activesync over the ail. Enforcing SSL communication seems to have fixed it, as I no longer get these after doing that. Of course this assumes that your mail server does not need plain text authentication. I noticed this a lot when I was flying back and forth from Houston and DFW out of Denver. Never identified the culprit of who was harvesting but.... -----Original Message----- From: Jean-Michel Planche [mailto:jmp@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 2:47 PM To: Jake Matthews Cc: nanog@xxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [NANOG] Charter Communications going to sniff traffic foradvertising? In same spirit, something worst I think ... If you are in some airport with a GSM/Wifi phone, you are going to receive a mail, from local Wifi provider to explain you how to reach his (local wifi) network. Tested in Roissy / France, with iPhone. iPhone will switch from edge to wifi connection. I think that some application try to reach their server (like mail) and local provider sniff differents things (user name / mail sure but what about passwd ??) to send you back an email. Interesting ... ----------------------------- Jean-Michel Planche blog: http://www.jmp.net Chairman and co-founder Witbe web : http://www.witbe.net Follow me http://www.twitter.com/jmplanche ------------------------------------------- 2.0 Monitoring : relevant End to End monitoring for critical app. and carrier class services Le 14 mai 08 à 22:31, Jake Matthews a écrit : > Apparently Charter is going to packetsniff its users and use that for > commercial purposes. > > Looks like the only way to somewhat opt out is by getting a cookie set > at the below link - which is not only a dumb idea, but still - not > even > https. > http://connect.charter.com/cas/portal/settings/privacyoptout.aspx > > Anyones thoughts on this? > > -j > > > _______________________________________________ > NANOG mailing list > NANOG@xxxxxxxxx > http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/nanog > _______________________________________________ NANOG mailing list NANOG@xxxxxxxxx http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/nanog _______________________________________________ NANOG mailing list NANOG@xxxxxxxxx http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/nanog