Thejesh GN has revealed that Airtel 3G is injecting script and iframe into web pages, which could intercept into the user’s privacy.
Airtel 3G secretly accessing browser content of its users
GitHub: Airtel 3G is injecting Script and iframe into Browser
This injection of scripts without user consent is a highly unethical thing. According to a GitHub thread, Airtel is also inserting an iframe into the browser forcibly. As reported on the GitHub Thread, the inserted iframe tries to insert a toolbar into the browsing session.
Airtel Secretly Injecting Scripts Into User’s Web Browser
Airtel is trying to inject a kind of under-constructed toolbar on non-https websites. Besides slowing down the loading of web pages, it has access to the clients’ browser and content. Sometimes, the script interferes with the entire structure of the website too, discloses GitHub.
As per the GitHub thread that URL leads to the following web page of Flash Networks, but it gave us a 404 when we tried to open it.
We were certainly not expecting an ISP like Airtel to come to this for collecting user data from the browser. If it is proved that Airtel is doing this purposely then it can soon land up in the court of law as it is breaking the laws of privacy by all means.