Friday, August 09, 2013

Can the UK domain censor scheme be hijacked?

Oh God - TorrentFreak has been accidentally blocked by Sky - probably due to their IP being listed in a blacklisted domain. As comments in the article point out, this is a massive opportunity loophole in how the system works. If this is how it works, all it would take is for a blocked domain to point themselves at whatever IP they want and any websites hosted there would fall off the net.

If it works like that, I'd thoroughly expect this to hit in the next week - over the weekend even, when everyone's catching up with news and email. I'm guessing the ISPs have some kind of whitelist in place though, which trawls "big" sites and auto-adds them. Guessing.

Let's find out.

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