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Old 03-15-2006, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default Threat to DNS servers?

Recent changes to the checking system used by DNSreport mean that a long-standing potentially serious problem with DNS servers is now highlighted. This change in reporting has come about following the recent use of DDDoS (DNS Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. These are potentially much more serious than DDoS attacks.

Discussions elsewhere are bringing this issue to the attention of spammers and hackers. This potential vulnerability is not new, but the publicity cannot be good for all users of the Internet, especially as a very large proportion of DNS servers are currently susceptible.

See this discussion on WebmasterWorld. This report shows that the site hosting this forum is at risk - as are many of my sites.

No need for any panic on this, but obviously there will need to be changes in the way that DNS servers are set up and operated - and probable cost implications.


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