Report slams US advert server for "wiretapping, forgery and browser hijacking"
US personalised advert server NebuAd has been accused by lobbying group Free Press of tampering with web traffic and third party page content and illicit redirection of users' requests.
Topolski points out that to accomplish the injection, NebuAd must necessarily deep packet inspect the traffic between the user and their ISP, impersonate the target IP address, and tamper with the protocol by forging control data. He likens NebuAd's activities to malicious intrusion, identifying similarities with cross site scripting, man in the middle attacks and browser hijacking. The matter has already been put before the US Congress.