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

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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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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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Force DNS to attach bad IP address

The question is not professional, but what I'm trying to say is... Is there any way to inject or force the DNS server to attach/change an IP address for some site. For example, I'm running an apache ...
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DNS Redelegation - Security Risk?

I am a web developer and I use Adobe Business Catalyst. To use some of their services it is recommended you redelegate the domain. In other words change the nameservers to Business Catalyst. I have ...
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Assuming no MITM, is Gmail communication 100% secure and private?

I sometimes have to use my personal Gmail account from my company workstation, where I know for fact they are using content-aware firewall(s) like Palo Alto, and potentially other nasty things like ...
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How does http://un****-us.com/ work?

There is this site un**-us.com which supposedly allows you to bypass ISP rules such as content restriction on a particular area. Now , it is well known that routing your traffic through a web proxy ...
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What are the risks of removing ISATAP from the default global block list?

The process of installing Microsofts pseudo VPN called Direct Access requires me to remove the ISATAP name from the default global block list by running this command: dnscmd /config ...
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Strange apple dns answers

Could someone please explain to the results of a reverse DNS lookup I ran? dig -x 17.178.96.59 I was expecting apple.com but it also listed a whole load of PTR's. Many looked like phishing sites like ...
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How do web hosts know you own your domain?

Let's say I registered a domain on Namecheap and want DigitalOcean to be my host. This can be achieved by first setting the nameservers to DigitalOcean in Namecheap's backend: Second, we add some ...
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Does DNSCrypt mask/hide the URLs I visit

I use DNSCrypt (https://dnscrypt.org/) and I'd like to know whether it's useful to mask/hide from my ISP (Telecom) the HTTP requests I make in my browser. And how does it protect me? Thanks
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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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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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Using DNS to track browser activity on a LAN

I am trying to create a small network auditing script that tracks HTTP and HTTPS domain names visited by certain hosts using the libpcap wrapper for Nodejs. At its best the script would be able to ...
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DNS queries to compromise DNS cache

The transaction ID for DNS queries can take values from 1 to 65,536 and my computer pseudorandomly chooses one for each DNS request. If I sents 1,024 false replies per request, how many requests ...
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Network enumeration protection [closed]

I was reading about DNS security, and readed about Zone Transfer and how can be used to retrieve host information of a network, so not allowing Zone Tranfer from external sources will be the solution ...
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Anyone out there using Umbrella from OpenDNS? What exactly is it?

I'm still looking for a centrally-managed AV/malware management system and I've been testing out both Panda and Webroot (due to their 'cloud-based' structure that doesn't require a server for me to ...
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Network Scans Find Absent Device

Using Nessus (an uncredentialed full scan) and Nmap (essentially a full port scan), I am finding a phantom device. This device is supposed to be a well-out-of-commission device, but is returning a ...
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Can you force your PC or device to use only DNSSec-verified lookup results?

Okay, I'll admit something first-off: I don't really understand some of the practical aspects of how DNSSec protections work very well.(Even after reading resources like this.) Well, I certainly ...
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What are the real risks of enabling unsecure DNS updates on Active Directory intranet domain?

Based on my current research, enabling the unsecure DNS updates is a requirement for enabling DHCP Linux clients from registering their names with a FQDN. While this works fine for Windows machines ...
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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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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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Using free subdomains to circumvent web filtering systems

(I was told that this was the place to ask this by someone from Webmasters, if I've got it wrong again please give me a chance!) I'm running a personal proxy service for the use of myself and some of ...
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Root/Naked domain and DDOS

Some services like Github has DDOS mitigation measures for their root/naked domain, but not other subdomain(s). What so special about the root domain concerning the DDOS attacks? [1] ...
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DNS zone size overload?

Is it possible to DOS DNS by creating custom dns zones with lots of text records in them so that the size of the DNS zone is in the order for example 100 Gigabyes, and then query all the dns records ...
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Proxy aware or DNS capable meterpreter?

I'm having issues traversing a proxy protected network and was wondering if there are meterpreter implementations which allow proxy awareness (automatically using windows AD credentials) or which can ...
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Following redirects from HTTPS to HTTP - Secure?

So I have an HTTP client which supports HTTPS. However, it doesn't follow the HTTP spec recommendation for redirects on POST(which is to ask the user before redirecting) This means, in theory, if you ...
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Is it safe to use namebench?

As the title states is Google's namebench utility safe to run on my Mac and let it use Safari's web history?
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Should Windows 2008 R2 be used as an externally facing DNS name server?

When compared to more traditional DNS name servers, what are the benefits / drawbacks of using a Windows 2008 R2 as a public ns record for a company. What limitations, or security issues would I ...
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UDP DNS & Firewall

This question might be simple but please understand my lack of knowledge. I am seeing a lot of DNS packets dropped by our firewall (sophos SG125) by default rule 60001. There are three Domain ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to redirect someone to a fake site without changing the hosts file?

Is it possible to redirect someone to a fake site without changing the hosts file? When I access a bank site, I receive a fake page. But my hosts file does not have any changes to do this. Is it ...
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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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DNS settings compromised from WAN on Edimax ADSL router

My home network Edimax AR-7084gB ADSL modem/router with firmware verison 2.9.5.0(RUE0.C2A)3.5.18.0 was exploited from WAN few days ago. The attacker changed DNS server settings - primary server to ...
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DNS causing SSL errors

On my old ISP's DNS servers, sometimes https://www.facebook.com would return a cert for Akamai instead of Facebook. What I don't understand is that changing my DNS server to Googles (8.8.8.8) fixes ...
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Manual DNS change

If I manually change my DNS setting in the router or in Windows settings from the provider's one to, say, 8.8.4.4 by Google - will it mean that my ISP has no idea which sites I am going to? Maybe it ...
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DNS query through squid? [closed]

My IDS picked up our squid proxy server doing a dynamic DNS request. I wasn't aware squid passed DNS requests from the client to the internal DNS server. Is this possible? Snort Alert: ET POLICY ...
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Reliability of DNSBLs for Stopping Forum Spam

I know that certain DNS blacklists are considered more reliable than others, in that they don't have as many false positives. I run a forum that is known to be spammed, and I've installed a mod to ...
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Are name server's data public, and how to retrieve them if they are? [migrated]

Knowing the IP of a name server, is it possible to retrieve the "associations" that this server does between numerical IPs and domain names? For example, a name server who would manage the domain ...
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Secure DHCP, DNS, Active Directory Server

Are there any common vulnerabilities when creating a DHCP,DNS, and Active Directory server that should be addressed immediately? The operating System is Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit.
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Why did I get a wrong IP and certificate for www.facebook.com just now? [closed]

I just navigated to www.facebook.com and my browser alerted me that an invalid certificate has been received. I checked the cert in question, and I was surprised to see that the Common Name on it was ...
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In using a VPN service is it possible to transmit data without giving away system configuration details?

In using a VPN service I want to feel comfortable in the knowledge that outsiders cant simply build up metadata on my browsing activities. The fact it is done is somewhat unsettling. I have spent days ...
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AirVPN, DNS Leaks on Windows 8.1, but not Ubuntu

I've noticed when I visit dnsleaktest.com using Windows 8.1 & Chrome a bunch of UK IP addresses (Belonging to my ISP) are displayed alongside the Netherlands IP address I should be appearing as ...
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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 ...
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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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DNS poisoned cache does not have any effect [closed]

I try to reproduce the attack, revealed by Dan Kaminsky in 2008, to poison DNS cache. I made my own virtual network, and all I do is confined within. The poisonning seems to work. But is doesn't. ...
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RHS Blocklist, Other blocklists and impacts of RHS blocking on similar domains

I am not very familiar with Blocklists so had a few queries around it. I have a sub-domain example.com which is used to send mass marketing emails i.e. emails are sent from no-reply@example.com. A ...
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DNS Cache Poisoning as a Foil to SSL

I recently learned a bit more about DNS cache poisoning, and my understanding of the basic way it works is by editing the DNS cache so that when the victim types in, say, www.google.com they get the ...
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Is OpenVPN secure in this way?

I'm familiar with OpenVPN because my home router has a builtin OpenVPN server. I would like to use OpenVPN all the time, but how do I deal with situations where I don't own the routers? ex.: in a ...