Mediacom sniffs traffic on my home network, and injects packet's. This is bull crap!!
This should not be allowed!!! "Talk about a invasion of privacy". See attached photo for proof of this. I observed that the ISP I use at home and at work, Mediacom Cable, had started hijacking HTTP requests sent from my computer and impersonating the intended recipient in order to direct me to a Mediacom search page.
The purpose of this blog post is to detail exactly when I believe Mediacom is hijacking web traffic and how to avoid some of it until Mediacom discontinues the practice.
Sadly, it is fairly common for ISPs to hijack DNS requests to nonexistent domains in order to drive traffic to search portals, but Mediacom is now going even further and actually hijacking HTTP traffic directed towards legitimate and functional servers. They are doing this in two ways: they are hijacking requests which result in 404 responses from legitimate servers and, perhaps more intrusively, they are hijacking requests to google that would otherwise result in legitimate search results.
Product or Service Mentioned: Mediacom Internet Service.
Reason of review: Privacy Invasion .
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.