What the actual fuck? Comcast INJECTED a popup on a page I was on.
Granted the page didn't have TLS but holy shit.
@kaniini I'm like actually freaked out. I switched over to my VPN but I don't even know if that'd fully help.
@jalcine really need net neutrality laws that disallow this.
@jalcine Comcast is the devil.
(And also one of the chief IT employers around here. My choices are them, pharma, fintech, or military-industrial. 😬)
British Telecom *used* to do similar about 10 years ago but only if you hadn't paid your bill and they would take over an entire page to warn you rather than hijack part of one you are reading.
but I've not seen this for ages, I suspect it is now either illegal or at least highly discouraged anywhere in Europe.
A data cap is increasingly uncommon on a fixed circuit (unless its sold at a really cheap price); you only get them with LTE service on mobile phones nowadays..
@jalcine This has been happening to me for at least a couple years. One was some kind of a service notice, not a data cap warning. I wish I would’ve screenshot it. But yeah, not ok.
@jalcine this is why we need ssl everywhere
@jalcine Not surprised. They(we,formerly) had sandvine and other similar devices in-line with customer traffic since at least 2005. Injection is not much more complex than session resets and route blackholing.
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