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Re: DNS attack could signal Phishing 2.0




Re: DNS attack could signal Phishing 2.0
Re: DNS attack could signal Phishing 2.0



Forwarded from: Crypto Admin 

On 12/11/07, InfoSec News  wrote: 
> http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/12/11/DNS-attack-could-signal-Phishing-2.0_1.html 
>
> By Robert McMillan
> IDG News Service
> December 11, 2007
>
> Researchers at Google and the Georgia Institute of Technology are 
> studying a virtually undetectable form of attack that quietly controls 
> where victims go on the Internet.

Please read the comments on this article over at CircleID, where it is 
pointed out that the data does not support any difficulties with open 
recursive DNS servers, but rather with misconfigured DNS servers. Both 
David A. Ulevitch and Brett Watson make the points far better than I 
could.

http://www.circleid.com/posts/malicious_open_recursive_dns_servers/ 

The authors of this report would have done themselves a favor, had they 
listened to their reviewers.


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