[LINK] unlawful interception of internet traffic?

Eric Scheid eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Thu Dec 7 16:59:56 AEDT 2006

On 7/12/06 4:35 PM, "Brendan Scott" <brendansweb at optusnet.com.au> wrote:

> 477.3 Unauthorised impairment of electronic communication
> (1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
> (a) the person causes any unauthorised impairment of electronic
> communication to or from a computer; and

hmmm ... 

client enters 'www.example.com' into their browser
client computer realises it doesn't know the IP for that domain name
client computer asks the ISP for the IP address for that domain name
ISP DNS looks at it's local caches and servers for the IP
ISP DNS responds with the IP address
client computer attempts to connect with, succeeds
client computer successfully retrieves what is on offer at that IP address

at which step was the ISP intercepting the traffic and fiddling with it?


ps. for the record: this is evil and I don't approve.

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