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

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Why would home routers accept incoming DNS traffic?

I stumbled upon an interesting paper (PDF Link) where researchers found out that more than 58% of the DNS open resolvers that are blamed in DDoS attacks are in fact home routers distributed by ISPs to ...
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what is the Akamai Name Server i see at some big companies

I have played with DNS a lot lately, and i have found that some big companies's web sites uses the Akamai NS as the Name Server for thier WWW servers, for example: $>nslookup > www.redhat.com ...
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Is it a real security benefit if a host uses static IP Addresses for authentication?

As my knowledge about information security is not THAT good and Google did not give me a satisfactory answer I would like to ask the community here: I am working for a company offering online ...
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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'...
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How to test for zone transfer? [duplicate]

I heard that it is possible to test for zone transfer attacks on a web application using host and dig commands in Linux. How it is done?
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Is DNS caching a security vulnerability?

In FireFox, for example, there are network.dnsCacheExpiration and network.dnsCacheEntries preferences in about:config. Is increasing the length of time and number of cached DNS entries a security ...
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Is DNS service secure?

I am based outside of the US, but I still want to watch Netflix. So I am thinking about signing up a DNS service such as unblocked-us, but I worry that as I am now querying an unknown ( relative to ...
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Does the glibc getaddrinfo vulnerability affect mobile applications?

Recently Google discovered the "glibc getaddrinfo" vulnerability (CVE-2015-7547) Is this a server side only issue, or can apps be affected by it as well? I'm developing both an iPhone and Android app,...
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Detect host lookups against a domain/subdomain name

I want to detect, with as much accuracy as possible, the IP address of any remote host performing a DNS lookup of my domain name (eg. nslookup mydomain123.com) and any subdomains as well if possible. ...
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How do big companies ensure that other people don't register a new top level domain with their name?

For example today there are ".codes", ".farm" and ".vaijes" newly available. How do big companies like google, facebook, twitter, .. keep sure that they are the first who register their name on the ...
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New gTLDs are coming. How will browsers handle cookies, SOP and certificates?

Given that the security "zone" varies based on the TLD, how will the new TLS be handled? For example: A browser may permit cookies to be shared and SSL certificates, and wildcard certificates ...
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How does bidirectional authentication using SSL work?

Let's say Alice wants to use a webservice on Bob. Bob is on bob.in.wonderland.com Alice opens a connections to bob.in.wonderland.com:443. Taken by DNS magic rabbit, Alice arrives on port 443 at 69....
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Should I worry about GitHub using IP addresses that are described as having an unknown host?

Today, I got a message while doing a git push, saying Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '192.30.253.112' to the list of known hosts. It seems as if it's consistent with ...
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Can a DNS “route” change cause an SSL certificate error?

What I mean by "route change": As a working example, mysite.example.net is set up as: mysite.example.net. 3600 IN CNAME some-other-site.elsewhere.com. some-other-site.elsewhere....
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Can I use a domain name instead of an IP for msf persistence?

After getting a shell (meterpreter) on the victim, the first thing to do is to migrate and get the system, and then you would install a persistence to connect back to you. But the problem is the ...
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What kind of encryption or obfuscation is this? [closed]

I found this script on a web page who attempted to change my router's DNS configuration. But I can't understant what kind of encryption or obfuscation is used. Here, a sample of the code on the page:...
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What can and can't a malicious DNS do?

I have been thinking of using http://tunlr.net/ for accessing "geo-IP banned websites" like netflix. However, I have my concerns about safety of using some third party DNS server for everything. So, ...
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How can I tell if a DNSSec zone is protected using NSEC3 (versus NSEC)

This answer describes how DNSSec might permit "Zone walking"... where a bad guy can extract all the DNS records from a DNSSec enabled zone. NSEC3 is an update that prevents this. (See bottom of this ...
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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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DNS Rebinding attack - does this attack require victim to use an attacker's DNS server for resolution? How will that happen?

Usually a preferred DNS server will be set in router's configuration and it will be either the organization's server or some trusted public server. So how would attacker get the victim to use his DNS ...
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DNSSec vs SSL and IPsec

Theoretically, DNS cache poisoning shouldn't matter,because everything important is protected by SSL and IPsec. So why DNSSec was developed? Aren't the first two protocols sufficient?
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What can my university see by installing a CA root certificate on my computer, even when I'm using a VPN?

To use the wifi at my university, you must install a CA root certificate by them. In my case, I am using a Mac computer with a VPN installed. I'm curious, what can they see me do on my computer by ...
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How could you find wildcard subdomains on websites?

Other than testing different URLs separately, is there anyway to find out if a website has a wildcard sub domain?
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Why don't servers vulnerable to NTP and DNS reflection attacks get blacklisted immediately?

With these reflection attacks, the source IP should be the IP of the vulnerable server. So shouldn't nodes which see abnormal amounts of NTP data be able to add the source to a blacklist and therefore ...
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Can ISPs log IP connections?

I know most, if not all, ISPs log the IPs you had tied to your network, but do ISPs keep logs of the IPs you have tried to connect to? For example, let's say I went to google.com, would the ISP be ...
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What is Open Resolver Project and how does it solve DNS reflection attacks?

What is Open Resolver Project and how does it give a solution for DNS reflection attack? I also read that Open Resolver Project follows BCP38. What is BCP38?
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Should the email address in the SOA be used to validate domain control?

I'd like to validate the ability to own a DNS domain and am already considering validation that is currently in use by others such as Email validation of Whois contacts Access to the "postmaster@...
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DNS access limitations

Im working on a script that's going to talk to a DNS on a LAN that have information about local domains. And I believe its blocking my requests. So my question is: How can you limit a DNS server to ...
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DNSCrypt-proxy: This certificate looks valid

I have just installed dnscrypt-proxy and dnsmasq with DNSSEC but I get a strange message in the logfile from dnscrypt-proxy. [INFO] + DNS Security Extensions are supported [INFO] - [dnscrypt.eu-dk] ...
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Fixing DNS leak - transparent proxy

My ISP is using a transparent proxy to intercept my DNS lookup requests when using VPN. Is there a way to prevent that? I am using Lubuntu if that makes any differance.
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Types of risks for my router

Recently I've read about viruses and worms that attack routers and do some nasty things, incl. DNS changes etc. In the beginning, I just read that some people have issues that their DNS server address ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Conversant, CNAME, Cookies, and PCI complaince

We have been asked to evaluate Conversant Tracking. http://www.conversantmedia.com/solutions/enterprise-solutions From what I can tell its pretty straight forward tracking, like google re-marketing, ...
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How to verify DNSKEY by using its corresponding DS

A DNSKEY on a name server can be verified by using it DS stored on its parental name server. According to RFC4034: The DS record refers to a DNSKEY RR by including a digest of that DNSKEY RR. The ...
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How did DNSChanger rogue name servers work?

I know DNS changer, changes DNS server with its own Evil DNS server on an infected computer, then the DNS servers point to their own rogue nameservers and the nameservers change the ads on websites ...
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DNS Cache poisioning examples, or other criteria when a client ignores a response

Is there a concise set of rules that describe what 99% percent of DNS responders accept? Conversely, are there are set of rules that define when DNS queries are invalid? I would think that the ...
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Is VPN the only way to stop my ISP from logging my traffic?

I do know that my ISP is keeping logs permanently, which I'm not comfortable with because I like my privacy. Having said that, is VPN the only option to prevent my ISP from logging my traffic? The ...
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Does DNS-based blocking protect against ransomware?

I have been looking into OpenDNS as something to possibly use at my company, and they claim that Cryptolocker-style ransomware almost always uses DNS to "phone home" and that OpenDNS blocks this, ...
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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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Security risk with using internal IP on public DNS

A web server inside the office network which is accessed by staff internally and the internal DNS resolves web.company.com to the server's LAN IP. Publicly, company.com nameservers belong to their ...
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What is the best way to run MitM attack on my wireless network?

For research purpose, I want to launch a MitM attack on computers that are connected to my wireless network. I wonder what is the best way to do so. Notice that I control the router, and do not want ...
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DNS: Conditional Forwarding

I'm currently attempting to track down a problem with a Websense Web Filter breaking SSL connections for sites in a conditional forward. To do this, I need to know exactly how a conditional forward ...
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Clear the DNS server's cache?

Is there anyway for the attacker to clear the cache of a DNS server in order to poison it? For example, if someone attacked my DNS server in an attempt to spoof Google.com, they will receive the ...
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Can SSH tunneling over DNS tunnel work in China to use free WiFi at airport?

I have followed a tutorial here: http://ebnj.net/sshoverdns/ This tutorial tells us how to carry all internet traffic via DNS tunnel if your airport enables no-limit outgoing DNS. This guides us to ...
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bind9 resolves all queries to one address - a compromised server?

Since this morning we tried to open some SSL sites and were greeted by browser warnings, that certificate is not for this site. Upon checking the certificate, we determined that it is issued to *....
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DNS IP address auto reset

I have a unofficial Windows and i noticed that my internet connection gets reset. By taking a closer look at it, i found that the DNS server address is set to an IP in China. Any reason why this ...