The Domain Name System (DNS) translates Internet domain and host names to IP addresses.

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Using dnscrypt on a public hotspot with a captive portal

What strategy shall I take if I wanted to use a dnscrypt with a public hotspot that requires login through a captive portal? Such hotspots require DNS settings to point to their servers (via DHCP) so ...
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Why does ikea.com always redirect to ikea china?

Background: This question has been raised here and marked as duplicate. However, it is not fully addressed. To reproduce (not exactly): Set your DNS to 180.76.76.76 (the Baidu DNS http://dudns....
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My dlink router seems to be compromised

By chance I read today about this huge vulnerability regarding my router Dlink DIR-600. ( http://www.s3cur1ty.de/m1adv2013-003 ) Just out of curiosity about what I would find, I tried to send some ...
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How to bypass DNS spoofing protection

I know that SSL certificates prevent DNS spoofing, but I was wondering why it is not possible after ARP cache poisoning to set up iptables rules and redirect the origin destination to fake page?
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How important is split-horizon DNS?

Split DNS returns different results depending on the source IP. It's commonly promoted as significant security measure for internal resources, for limiting enumeration and discovery. I've had many ...
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DNSspoof not working

My aim is to DNSspoof. My network is using a wireless router with the address 192.168.1.1 and primary DNS is the same as the router address. I have enabled Kernel IP forward in Linux. DNS host file ...
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'google.com' DNS resolved to addresses of ISP

When I open cmd.exe and do nslookup on google.com I am getting a set of addresses that belong to my ISP. More than that, even when I try to run server 8.8.8.8 or server 8.8.4.4 and query for google....
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Using a Firewall to Trigger Truncation in DNS UDP Response

Assume I am a firewall between client and server. If the client sends a DNS query with UDP, I should response this query with set the truncated flag=1. As a result, the client will be forced to use ...
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MITM on popular sites - DNS

Can a MITM attack on popular sites such as Facebook.com Google.com be done by intercepting the DNS requests? Will the user notice something? For instance: Loading https://fb.com The client ...
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Is it possible to force client use TCP instead UDP for DNS queries?

Assume I am managing a firewall between DNS server and clients. Is there any way to force clients use TCP rather than UDP, so we can prevent DNS spoof types of DDoS attacks?
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Does using FreeDNS introduce a security risk?

If you use a service like FreeDNS for a DNS, does this introduce any additional security risk as opposed to simply paying a registrar? Obviously the owner of FreeDNS could hijack your domain. But ...
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TLS domain name mismatch

Suppose I want to talk to example.com over TLS the and server I am redirected to is foo.com. But during the handshake it can prove it holds the private key that matches example.com certificate. Why ...
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DynDNS alongside Tor? [closed]

Is there a way to resolve Dynamic DNS with Tor so that I can connect to my computer behind a NAT even if I am in a country that consider supicious connections to my native country ?
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Could my DNS requests get manipulated while using tor?

I just downloaded Tor Browser Bundle and extracted it. I had no copy of my Tor Nodes Settings so i just browsed using the standard nodes and i forgot to disabke Java Script. I did not notice ...
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Is my modem compromised?

My modem automatically changes its DNS server from Norton DNS server to AdClick server. How do I prevent this from happen again? Is it possible to have protection from these for modem? How do I check ...
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Behaviour of DNS query packet

When the configured name server resolver is not reachable, the query packet will retransmitted after certain t times (in windows, every 1 seconds until 8 seconds,max). The behaviour of the legitimate ...
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Router DNS getting automatically changed

I don't know if this is the correct forum where to ask, but I didn't find anything more appropriate. I have a TP-Link router model TD-W8951ND, and three months ago I noticed that the network was ...
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Is this the end of malware use of DNS?

I read about the release of a free dataset of malware related DNS queries called "Predict". A researcher or network security team can download or query this data set and use it to identify malware ...
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NMAP DNS Resolution

By default NMAP does reverse DNS resolution for a given IP which responds to the host discovery probes. My question is, what are the benefits of getting the host name when performing a network scan?
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Are IPs and domains in malwaredomainlist.com compromised?

I did an nmap scan on a website that is being hosted by a hosting company. The results showed a rDNS record with an ip and a domain name. When I googled the domain name it appeared in ...
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Does DNSSEC still have the “enumerate all names in zone” problem?

According to Wikipedia: DNSSEC introduces the ability for a hostile party to enumerate all the names in a zone by following the NSEC chain. NSEC RRs assert which names do not exist in a zone ...
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Firewall egress filtering by domain

In our production environment, we are connecting to a few core external service providers though their APIs, and are required to have all other services blocked (PCI DSS). We currently have a ...
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Is it possible to take over the victim's system only by DNS attacks?

I found this article and it describes some DNS attacks. Those are mainly targeting login credentials, banking information, and so forth. By redirecting the victim to a malicious site it could be also ...
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A question regarding DNS attacks

When would a DNS attack actually happen? Is it already possible when i connect my pc to the router which is connected to my isp's modem and has received their DNS servers, or later when i am trying ...
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dns reflection attack vs dns amplification attack

Over the past few weeks I have heard discussions about a DNS reflection attack and a DNS amplification attack. Is there truly a difference between the two or are people just using 2 different names ...
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DNS Server Recursive Query Cache Poisoning Weakness “Bounce DoS”

Tenable Nessus states that if there is a DNS Server Recursive Query Cache Poisoning Weakness the host allows recursive queries via UDP, then the host can be used to 'bounce' Denial of Service attacks ...
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Certificate validation Local DNS hosts file

I've a question regarding a certificate validation error I'm getting. I'm performing an https request from one machine to another (windows machines). On the destination machine I've configured a self-...
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How safe is it to use shared SPF record domains?

I'm wondering the following, what if shared SPF records like below are used? v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all v=spf1 include:spf.mandrillapp.com ~all v=spf1 include:servers.mcsv.net ~all Can it ...
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What is the purpose of subdomain enumeration?

There're a number of security tools out there that enumerate the subdomains of a given domain. I wonder: What's the purpose of that in terms of security / hacking? Is there any way to do that other ...
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What can my ISP see in their log files if I use Google DNS?

For example, if I use my ISP DNS and open this page they will see: http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/ask It would show up in their logs for sure. But if I use Google DNS, then what ...
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Dnscrypt vs Dnscurve?

Which is better for highest privacy and security ? I've read both of them and i still don't understand the differences between them... Can anyone explain what features is exclusive to one? My most ...
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Is DNS secure when using DNS crypt?

Is it the same security level like a VPN DNS wise when using Open DNS crypt servers plus DNS crypt proxy? I installed both packages in Ubuntu and now unless I have the right IP entry in the network ...
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DNSSEC: Why are RRSIGs returned in the “Answer” not “Additional” section?

Looking at Wireshark traces of DNSSEC responses, I see that the RRSIG is returned in the "Answer" section, even though it wasn't part of the query. Why isn't it returned in the "Additional" Section, ...
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Defence against promiscuous detection techniques

As an attacker,how do I prevent people from finding out that my NIC is in promiscuous mode? For test like ARP and DNS how do I defeat the users detection mechanism?
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Getting the DNS root name servers in a secure way

It doesn't happen often that a root name server changes, but when it does sometimes it takes months for OS vendors to provide patches and in the mean time there is a security risk. So: How to get ...
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Abnormal SYN traffic from Blackhole DNS servers

I have been getting alerts from an anomaly based signatures for abnormally high SYN traffic. The traffic is coming from blackhole DNS servers. I hadn't had any experience with Blackhole servers prior ...
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What are the pros and cons of using DNS to block unwanted domains?

There are many methods to block unwanted outgoing requests. Examples include browser settings and extensions, and .hosts files. While DNS blocking won't affect direct accesses to a numeric IP address, ...
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What types of attacks and abuse does DNSSEC protect against?

I've read lots of different articles on what DNSSEC is and that it provides authentication for DNS. What I unfortunately haven't seen is a good description of the types of attacks and abuse that ...
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Forensics - trace back DNS query origin on host?

So I tried to search the web for answers but didn't find any. Is there any way to trace back which exe file or application caused the computer to make a specific DNS query?
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What makes Let's Encrypt secure?

Let's Encrypt is an initiative from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan that aims to automatically provide every ...
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How secure is binding to localhost in order to prevent remote connections?

Let's say we're running a service that's bound to localhost (127.0.0.1), and the goal is to only allow local clients (i.e. from the same machine only) What techniques might be used to break this ...
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Malicious Website URL [closed]

Recently I found out that there are malicious websites that do not have a domain name on its own. For example, 94.247.2.195 as in http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.hk/2009/06/top-10-malware-sites....
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Difference between DNS spoofing and phishing [closed]

I am writing a bachelor thesis and I am having a hard time figuring out the difference between phishing and DNS spoofing. From what I understand, DNS spoofing is a way to achieve a succesfull phishing ...
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DNS resolution attacks by flooding spoofed replies

Each DNS request has an ID of 16bits. In the event that an adversary is unable to sniff the query, a way to spoof the DNS reply is to flood the resolver with many replies. Request from victim Query ...
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Does any DNS Recursive resolver accept a “DNSSEC-only” option under DNSCurve?

I want to use DNSCurve (for privacy) to a trusted DNSSec resolver (for integrity), and want to ensure that I can tell a recursive resolver (like 8.8.8.8, or OpenDNS) that I only want DNSSec queries. ...
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How Fast Flux technique works exactly?

I was reading about botnets and C&C servers and saw this term. I've read this Wikipedia article but I couldn't really understand what and how this is working. I think its some kind of proxy re-...
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Is there an HSTS equivalent for DNSSec?

Is there any way to set a DNSSec-always policy similar to how HSTS commands Web Browsers to always use HTTPS? This would mitigate a DNSSec-strip attack (similar to SSLStrip) I'm also unclear if this ...
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I just deployed DNSSec. Is there any benefit in DANE for a CA- issued Cert?

I just deployed DNSSec at https://val-id.com and https://getvalid.com Since DNSSec is a requirement of DANE, and I have a CA-based certificate, can I show my support for DANE-based deployments by ...
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External websites in logs [duplicate]

I have a website, let's call it www.good.com. I've been getting a lot of requests to www.good.com under completely different URLs than www.good.com. I suspect this traffic is also causing some site ...
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Might Google log every website I visit using Chrome?

I wanted to start using Chrome for quite some time now, but I really don't want to tell Google about whatever sites I visit. So I was wondering if Chrome sends any data to Google telling them what I'...