Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] My Bank's Web Site is Behaving Oddly

I?m actually inside comcast ? no browser jacking ? pure unhindered network.

From:  John Hall
Date:  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:51 PM
To:  Joe Polcari
Cc:  Kent Borg, "discuss at"
Subject:  Re: [Discuss] My Bank's Web Site is Behaving Oddly

Updates can take quite a long time to be disseminated, and also some DNS servers are just flat out terrible.
Are you using your ISP's DNS ?  Is it comcast?
A few years ago I ditched comcast DNS for Google public DNS servers. I configure this in the router. IP v4 addresses are and 
The IP v6 addresses are at
This made a very noticeable difference in latency 

Also at that point comcast was doing wacky browser jacking that really infuriated me. I believe this was on domains that were not found. I don't imagine they are still doing the browser jacking ... at least I hope not! If they are though it is a clear sign you are using their dns. 
I believe I could not get a google search .. instead it would return a comcast search if the domain was not found. 

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 5:31 PM, Joe Polcari <joe at> wrote:
More than likely they got their domain back and DNS is updating

On 5/4/16, 5:28 PM, "Discuss on behalf of Kent Borg" < at on behalf of kentborg at> wrote:

>On 05/04/2016 04:43 PM, Kent Borg wrote:
>> The domain is acting odd for me...
>> Last Friday the URL I paste to go to my bank
>> ( quit working. After some futzing, I tried
>> switching form https and doing just http, and I got what looks like a
>> parking page. I looked at the whois and the domain got renewed on
>> Friday, and the holder is cloaked/private.
>> I called the bank and said their domain expired, and it was news to
>> the person I talked to. Today, I look again, and it all looks the same.
>Except, as I do more experiments, the various combinations started to
>work. It is almost as if someone was watching an error log and fixing
>the bugs I was exposing. Was it a good guy or a bad guy?
>-kb, the Kent who still wonders about the domain being private and the
>certificate looking completely generic.
>P.S. And I got my VPN working on my new computer.
>Discuss mailing list
>Discuss at

Discuss mailing list
Discuss at

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /