I was trying to find out why my browser was being hijacked and redirected to webhelper.centurylink.com
, and I came across an old topic from last year
. The situation appears to be the same for me in that I cannot disable the redirection. In particular this very forum appears to be blocked by CenturyLink, and the redirection takes place even when I point my browser to https://secure.dslreports.com/
and I can validate the certificate successfully.
It appears that dslreports.com (like many sites) is not configured in such a way that it can be used solely over a secure connection, (because of internal links and redirects that happen to be referenced absolutely as http only.) I know there are ways to work around this on the client side, such as the EFF's "https-everywhere"
, but it would be nice if the admins could fix the forum so it is accessible via a secure connection without depending on content that is served insecurely.
This does not appear to me to be a DNS hijack, either, but a transparent interception and redirection of the actual tcp stream. Any other general advice to work around this, other than tor
? (which I am already using, although it is a little slow for general browsing.)