DNS flaw

  • 5 years after major DNS flaw is discovered, few US companies have deployed long-term fix

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Five years after the disclosure of a serious vulnerability in the Domain Name System dubbed the Kaminsky bug, only a handful of U.S. ISPs, financial institutions or e-commerce companies have deployed DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC ) to alleviate this threat.
  • Porn site feud spawns new DNS attack

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 10:18 am

    A scrap between two pornographic Web sites turned nasty when one figured out how to take down the other by exploiting a previously unknown quirk in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS).
  • IETF: Should we ignore the Kaminsky bug?

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 1:48 pm

    The Internet engineering community is grappling with what to do about a serious flaw in the DNS discovered this summer, and the ongoing debate brings to mind a famous quotation from Voltaire: "The perfect is the enemy of the good."
  • Apple update finally fixes important DNS bug

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 8:39 pm

    Apple has released a security update for its Mac OS X operating system, fixing a critical Internet security flaw that the company had failed to properly patch in late July.
  • China Netcom falls prey to DNS cache poisoning

    Posted August 21, 2008 - 10:22 am

    One of China's largest ISPs (Internet service providers) has fallen victim to a dangerous vulnerability in the Internet's addressing system, according to security vendor Websense.
  • New exploit poisons patched DNS servers, claims researcher

    Posted August 11, 2008 - 1:44 pm

    Patches meant to fix a flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) don't completely protect the Web's traffic cop from attack, a Russian research claimed Friday.
  • Kaminsky: Many ways to attack with DNS

    Posted August 7, 2008 - 9:08 am

    There were 6 a.m. calls from Finnish certificate authorities and also some pretty harsh words from his peers in the security community, even an accidentally leaked Black Hat presentation, but after managing the response to one of the most highly publicized Internet flaws in recent memory, Dan Kaminsky said Wednesday that he'd do it all over again.
  • The DNS vulnerability: What you should know and do

    Posted August 4, 2008 - 3:21 pm

    With attack tools in wide use, it's critical that anyone using Mac OS X Server as a recursive DNS server immediately apply Apple's patch.
  • Experts: Apple servers still vulnerable to DNS threats

    Posted August 4, 2008 - 1:19 pm

    A month after a critical flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System was first reported, security experts are warning that updates introduced by Apple last week may not go far enough to combat the threat.
  • Firewall vendors scramble to fix DNS problem

    Posted August 3, 2008 - 8:12 pm

    Nearly a month after a critical flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System was first reported, vendors of some of the most widely used firewall software are scrambling to fix a problem that can essentially undo part of the patches that address this bug.
  • Apple finally patches dangerous DNS flaw

    Posted August 1, 2008 - 10:15 am

    Apple has at last issued a patch for the DNS (Domain Name System) flaw considered one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities ever to affect the Internet.
  • Hackers start DNS attacks, researcher says

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Hackers are now actively exploiting a critical flaw in the Domain Name System, but they're not using any of the already known exploits, said a researcher who crafted the first attack code to go public.
  • DNS patches cause problems, developers admit

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 1:31 pm

    Patches released earlier this month to quash a critical bug in the Domain Name System (DNS) have slowed servers running BIND, the Internet's most popular DNS software, and crippled some systems using Windows Server.
  • How dirty is your desktop? ... Metasploit creator gets 'owned'

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 11:20 am

    She may be the latest in augmented reality, but Alice is not your run-of-the-mill submissive girlfriend. First off, she's dressed up in a maid uniform -- until, that is, you strip her down to her skivvies (virtually of course). Offensive? Yes. Technology of the future? I certainly hope it gets better than this.
  • DNS attack writer a victim of his own creation

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 10:07 am

    HD Moore, the creator of the popular Metasploit hacking toolkit, has become the victim of a computer attack.
  • Security experts knock Apple for not patching DNS bug

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 4:49 pm

    Apple Inc. has not yet patched a critical Domain Name System (DNS) bug in its Mac OS X operating system, analysts and security researchers noted today as some criticized the company for dragging its feet.
  • FAQ: The DNS bug and you

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 12:55 pm

    Are you at risk? If so, what do you do about it? We'll tackle those questions and a few others.
  • Attack code released for new DNS flaw

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:16 am

    Hackers have released software that exploits a recently disclosed flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) software used to route messages between computers on the Internet.
  • With DNS flaw now public, attack code imminent

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 9:12 am

    One day after a security company accidentally posted details of a serious flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS), hackers are saying that software that exploits this flaw is sure to pop up soon.

  • Details of major Internet flaw posted by accident

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 9:12 am

    A computer security company on Monday inadvertently published details of a major flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) several weeks before they were due to be disclosed.
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