Sunday, February 17, 2008

Accessing Blocked Web Sites at WiFi Hotspots


Your are at Dubai Airport waiting for a flight delayed by 4 hours.  You want to pass time by chatting with your friends using Yahoo Messenger. Unfortunately you don't have Yahoo Messenger installed on your laptop and you want to install it now. Dubai Airport has free WiFi access but downloading of any executables is strictly prohibited.  The moment you try to download a executable, an error message is shown with text "We apologize the site you are attempting to visit has been blocked according to DCA Information Security Policy". You need an alternate ways to download and install Yahoo Messenger.


Accessing blocked sites at Dubai airport is same as accessing blocked sites at your office or school. Follow these simple steps to download and install Yahoo Messenger(or any other desired executable)

  1. Use Google Search and locate the address of Yahoo Messenger installer
  2. Point your web browser to an anonymous browsing proxies like or
  3. Copy and paste the Yahoo Messenger Installer address in the text box available for entering web page address in the proxy site.
  4. Click on Go/Browse button
  5. That's all. Your favourite installer will start downloading.

This trick works not only at Dubai Airport Wifi hotspot but also at most of other Wifi hotspots.

Note: Accessing unauthorised web sites and content using the above trick may be considered as a violation of policies. Take appropriate care and use at your own risk.