Turkey hijack traffic to DNS servers to block Twitter and YouTube

Mar

31

2014

Turkish hijack Internet providers towards foreign DNS servers to maintain the blockade. Twitter and YouTube in the country afloat The leading providers include traffic direction DNS servers from Google back to Turkey.

Censorship Residents of Turkey who want to circumvent the blockade can still visit the sites using a VPN or a service like Tor, but setting a different dns server is often not enough. Several sites noted hijacking traffic towards foreign DNS servers, and Google has confirmed . It was already clear that setting the DNS servers of Google no longer worked. This measure can see who the DNS servers change, despite the blockade to access Twitter or YouTube. Turkish access providers

Last week it seemed as if the blockade ordered by a Turkish court would come to an end soon but with this step, it seems as though the Turkish government has gone a step in the blockage further. The blockade came about after Twitter refused several tweets remove about. Erdogan Later came the blockade at YouTube. Last weekend there were municipal elections in the country. The Tor website is blocked .

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