dns

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

    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

    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