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Websense briefly classified the home page of networking giant Cisco as a hacking site earlier this week. As a result of the snafu, corporate users of Websense's web filtering technology were denied access to Cisco.com for about 15 minutes on Tuesday. Websense explained that the censorware cock-up arose because an IP address used …

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Sad

If you're a company as big as Websense, and your job is to do web filtering, how does "whitelist" not make the list of features? Surely if there were such a list, cisco.com would be on it.

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Paris Hilton

Dynamic IP?

I'd expect a major company like Cisco to have a more-or-less permanent IP address.

"After a thorough investigation the site was reviewed and identified safe for browsing within 15 minutes."

'Thorough investigation' and '15 minutes' really don't belong in the same sentence.

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Odd excuse

It's possible that cisco.com has changed its IP address--it might be on a server farm somewhere--but something about the excuse feels a bit dodgy.

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And this is why

IP-based blocking simply does not work in today's world.

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Boffin

D**n

You mean that isn't the right site for that?

--Glenn

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