Demaestro - 6:37 pm on Feb 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sgt, maybe I misunderstand you but the windows host file applies to all http requests. FF or IE, or any installed software it doesn't matter, if my computer requests something from rad.msn.com it will resolve to the ip of 0.0.0.0
I do agree with your tone though Sgt, there is less and less we can do about it, and more and more we are surrounded by devices that can reveal things about us we may not want people to know.
I saw a scary TED talk the other day by security expert Avi Rubin. He demonstrated people wirelessly attacking people's heart defibrillator devices. They could change the patient name and diagnosis, they could even turn the device off.
The other thing they were able to do was remotely attack newer vehicles. They could activate the ON-STAR mic and listen in. They could apply the breaks at will, they could trick the speedometer to tell you the car was going 50 when it was going 70.... all sorts of stuff.