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DNS/Hosts file issues
From: Chad Myers (chadCHADMYERS.COM)
Date: Tue Oct 28 2003 - 11:51:46 CST
I'm not sure if you want to advocate this, but it appears that it's now
security requirement to block banner ads since they can trojan into
legitimate sites which you may not have blocked at the Proxy/Filter.
it appears that banner ad companies do not verify the content of their
have to put up.
There are several sites which maintain hostfiles which you can download
map hundreds of known banner ad/adware/spyware/tracking sites to
localhost/127.0.0.1 thus causing all banner ads, etc to fail.
Your readers/customers may be interested to set up some type of
(SMS?) of hosts files to their client boxes, or maybe just on the proxy
or DNS box itself to help stop malicious banner ads from taking over
Here are some links to various sites I found that maintain host mapping
files and utilities:
(not all links verified, use at your own risk, you should verify them
installing them, etc)
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