Belkin disables router spamming feature

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Belkin disables router spamming feature

Belkin, the consumer networking and connectivity firm, has promised customers a firmware upgrade to disable a controversial ‘spamming’ feature built into its routers. “As first reported on The Reg last week, the feature hijacks random HTTP requests every eight hours and redirects users to a page advertising Belkin’s parental control software. There is an opt-out link but that failed to appease Net users who accused Belkin of creating a new mechanism for spam.”

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