Researchers discover new steps in the escalating cat-and-mouse game of internet censorship

greatfirewall7790_1150 copyResearchers have found that the “Great Firewall” technology that controls internet traffic entering and leaving China is not merely an apparatus that statically blocks traffic. It also actively sends probes to other machines that are connected to the internet, preemptively searching for internet infrastructure and services that seek to circumvent its defenses.