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Submission + - China Telecom breaks web apps by preforming MITM 1

nihaopaul writes: During chinese new year which ran the beginning of February China Telecom one of only a handful of Internet providers turn't on their new MITM advertising injection system. This is their second version, however it now interferes with all web traffic over port 80.

the code itself can be seen here: http://pastebin.mozilla.org/1049772

the interesting thing about this code is that the advertising servers are not switched on but in this example we see a hijack of mozilla.com. if you use noscript like i do in firefox this warns you of the attack but is not able to prevent it due to the MITM nature of the attack, if you have a list of sites that are able to bypass noscript and you live in china i suggest removing them for the time being.

Upon phoning china telecom on their hotline number "10000" they try to give you the run around and insist advertising exists on the web and that they are not interfering with the traffic, only once you start to argue with them and go up the food chain do you get somewhere, which they are willing to disable this "service". my questions to them were "why am i paying twice for a service, i pay for it the first time, then you force me to look at your advertisements on my personal sites?" no comment is the response but a technician will follow up..

However the downside is that any web apps pulling data from sites are also being interfered with causing malformed errors.

One operator from china telecom said "i don't see any problems when i'm at home" which i quickly replied to "sure, but you're probably using IE and being that this service hasn't been fully activated yet you wont notice"

The more exposure this gets the more chance that this wont make it past testing
Media

Submission + - DailyMotion Now Streaming Live News (www.beet.tv)

An anonymous reader writes: Beet.TV reports that DailyMotion has begun streaming live news from Al Jazeera, BBC, and France 24 among others. They write, 'Paris-based Dailymotion, the world's second biggest online video site, has integrated with London-based live news portal Livestation to provide a number of live streaming television news networks including Al Jezeera, Bloomberg, the BBC, France 24 and sources from other nations as well as from oganizations including the United Nations and NASA.'
Government

Submission + - Leaked emails reveal plans to attack Wikileaks (salon.com)

tick-tock-atona writes: The trove HB Gary emails leaked online Anonymously has some startling revelations. Among them is an amazing slide (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/2011/02/get-greenwald/) joining the dots between Wikileaks and its supporters; in this instance, Salon.com blogger, Glenn Greenwald. The email stated that
"without the support of people like Glenn, WikiLeaks would fold"; and darkly suggested that "these are established professionals that have a liberal bent, but ultimately most of them if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause."

Linux Business

Submission + - Australia's first Open Source Census published

Stony Stevenson writes: Results of Australia's first large-scale Open Source community census have been released to the public. Produced by Open Source consulting firm Waugh Partners, the Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report gives voice to the business potentials, patterns and concerns of a previously mute sector of the IT industry. Waugh raised the issue of a commonly-held misconception around what is perceived to be a lack of support and services for Open Source in Australia, despite the international recognition of the Australian Open Source community. Far from the stereotype of students coding from darkened rooms of their parents' homes with half-eaten slices of pizza in hand, the census found that Open Source developers tend to be well-paid professionals who service a growing market.

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