The privacy and safety of user’s information is almost a myth in today’s internet. But whom us, the users, should trust?
Recently there was a outbreak with Airtel spoofing and tracking it’s users, but what I came across today was something unexpected. The most trusted company which once used to be completely government owned, is today into this too!
I usually use my college internet infrastructure to communicate with all websites, but today somehow I had some work and decided to use BSNL broadband for this purpose. Here is what happened next.
These details are during I was trying to clone one of repository from GitHub.com
IP Address of GitHub was given as :
22.214.171.124 RSA fingerprint :
Here is the complete screenshot:
Lets try to get who is this IP. So this IP belong to AWS Infrastructure, while Github’s IPs have Github as organization and not Amazon.
RSA fingerprint of Github is
You can verify this information here
The above details can be verified here:
- American registry of Internet Numbers IP whois detail for 126.96.36.199
- American registry of Internet Numbers IP whois detail for 188.8.131.52
Help me and yourself by spreading this information to your peers, and stop being fooled by ISPs. Start using VPN and switch to OpenDNS or GoogleDNS soon without any delay.
Happy internet surfing for those who don’t care about their data, and beware those who care.. 🙂
UPDATE: It might also be possible, that some/many BSNL lower level DNS nodes are somehow got compromised, and due to which this behavior happened. But in that case too, BSNL need to see who have access and manage this issue from their side. That’s why not changing any content of this blog post.
Airtel wasn’t caught in DNS spoofing, but tracking it’s users, which can be read here. Title has been updated from “After Airtel is it BSNL spoofing too?”.