dns

  • That DNS flaw is the real deal, but many ISPs still haven't applied patch


    Oh, AFP That DNS flaw that we mentioned a few days ago has been discovered by “hackers,” and is currently being “weaponized,” says a top Internet security expert. The attack makes use of cache poisoning to re-direct traffic. Worst case scenario, you try going to yourbank.com, but instead are taken to a hacker’s phishing site. You put in your account details and… Read More

  • Overreaction: DNS flaw could leave you vulnerable to mean hackers!

    There seems to be a slight flaw in the way DNS works, leaving it vulnerable to cache poisoning. Such attacks aren’t new, but mention the words “Internet” and “hacking” and everyone freaks out. The attack would let hackers re-direct traffic to whatever nefarious Web site they choose. For example, you type http://www.cnn.com but instead get re-directed to a site… Read More

  • OpenDNS: The Ultimate In Short-Cut Coolness

    DNS is boring. Seriously. I’m yawning as I type this. However, OpenDNS is adding some very unusual features to their already speedy nameserver service. OpenDNS is a separate DNS nameserver system that offers a few interesting things. First, it speeds up your browsing time, subtracting a few seconds with each query. Second, it offers “search completion.” Whenever you mis-type… Read More