Doomsday DNS flaw!!! (or is it?)

The last few days(actually almost a month now) have been very exciting in the relatively “boring” world of DNS. In that world nothing much changes…DNS has been around for quite a while now and it has always helped us translate friendly names into long and daunting numbers (IP addresses). It did so in a reliable and predicable manner. Yet that soothing effect of predictability seems to have gotten it into trouble. According to security researcher Dan Kaminsky, a vulnerability exists in the NDS implementation itself (affecting all vendors) that allows cache poisoning (in other words, an incorrect IP address will … Continue reading Doomsday DNS flaw!!! (or is it?)