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China’s Great Firewall Infects Other Countries

March 26th, 2010 03:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

angry tapir writes “A networking error has caused computers in Chile and the US to come under the control of the Great Firewall of China, redirecting Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube users to Chinese servers. Security experts are not sure exactly how this happened, but it appears that at least one ISP recently began fetching high-level DNS information from what’s known as a root DNS server, based in China. That server, operated out of China by Swedish service provider Netnod, returned DNS information intended for Chinese users, effectively spreading China’s network censorship overseas.”

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