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DNS Flaw: First Attacks Reported



5:27 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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DNS Flaw: First Attacks Started [news.zdnet.co.uk]
The first attacks that are likely to have stemmed from a serious Domain Name System flaw have been reported.

The existence of the Domain Name System (DNS) flaw, which could be used to redirect browsers to malicious sites, was revealed at the start of July by security researcher Dan Kaminsky. Multiple vendors, including Microsoft and Cisco, have already issued patches to counteract any attacks.

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Serious flaw found in Domain Name System [webmasterworld.com]

Patch your systems!


5:52 pm on Jul 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is probably all Flake's [webmasterworld.com] fault but he said he knew better than the rest of us about releasing the information.


6:37 pm on Jul 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Funny how we've been discussing this over the years and each time it is brought up there are always a "large" group that blow it off. I'm waiting for them to chime in here. I've been following this stuff now for a few years and it has been a major revelation! ;)

Here are just a "few" past topics. And then, I've just provided a link to incrediBILL's WebmasterWorld Profile as it would take pages upon pages to list all the topics he's started and has participated in regarding these matters and other security related challenges. Grab a "pot of coffee", click the print button and get ready. :)

DNS Recursion - Open DNS Servers
The new open relay problem. Are you addressing this?
2006-03-14 - [webmasterworld.com...]

DNS servers make light work for hackers
2006-03-24 - [webmasterworld.com...]

DNS Cache Poisoning
Redirecting web traffic through cache poisoning.
2006-04-10 - [webmasterworld.com...]

PPC Hijacking
Is your hard earned and paid traffic being redirected?
2006-04-12 - [webmasterworld.com...]

The Saboteurs Of Search - Part I
Google Bowling - 7 Ways Your Site Can Be Sabotaged
2007-07-01 - [webmasterworld.com...]

The Saboteurs of Search - Part II (one year later)
2008-06-20 - [webmasterworld.com...]

incrediBILL's WebmasterWorld Profile
2008-07-31 - [webmasterworld.com...]


9:43 am on Aug 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Look's like eNom's DNS and Cpanel DNS are both secure/patched already.
That's two major sources so that's good.

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