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ISPs Found to Insert Malicious Ads into Website Pages

Internet surfers expect ISPs to be clear and lucid, and non-interfering with the Web pages they deliver, but a recent research has shown something different. It has been found that some ISPs secretly add malicious advertising by replacing publisher content. This was revealed in a paper titled, "Detecting In-Flight Page Changes with Web Tripwires", by security researchers at the International Computer Science Institute and the University of Washington, as reported by Clickz on April 21, 2008.

Using software, researchers were able to determine if HTML was being changed during transmission of Web pages from the server of publishers to the monitor of viewers. While there is no guarantee about the integrity of Web pages, when they are sent over HTTP, in general, it is expect...

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