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Questions tagged [dns]

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

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VPN client DNS setup for maximum anonymity

I am installing a pivpn, on my raspberry pi, at my home network and it asks me for the DNS provider for my VPN Clients. I am concerned about the privacy of the DNS. What can I do to ensure the maximum ...
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Work internet redirecting to Twitch?

When connecting my laptop with the work LAN, I noticed that certain websites get redirected always to a twitch channel. I have changed the DNS configuration and used 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, but the ...
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how does DNS cache snooping work?

I've seen there are programs for pentesting, such as FOCA, that provide tools for DNS snooping. The part I don't understand is how can we know the DNS server an organization is using. Also, from what ...
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Are those animated video thumbnails generate the same DNS from actual videos?

I have a very technical question about the latest feature shown on those video platforms, like YouTube and other. There’s been a trend lately that the classic still image thumbnails have been ...
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Securing a public Pi-Hole? [migrated]

I'm using these instructions to set up a Pi-Hole on an Always Free Google Compute Server. The end goal is to route DNS requests to it from my Google Wi-Fi home router, as well as being able to use it ...
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DNS cache poisoining prevention by directly using ip instead of url

My basic understanding of DNS cache poisoining is that at some local server the cache is been altered. i.e (some urls will be directed to malicious ip address instead of original). So If I entered ...
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Does EV SSL certificate makes any difference while used instead of self signed ssl in case of API for android app?

I understand that self signed ssl is risky incase of dns spoofing since the attacker may generate a self signed ssl himself and place it in his ip address and it will trigger a warning in the client ...
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How can I ensure consistent privacy policy of my DNS server to that of the TLD's privacy policy?

Whenever I query example.com, one of the TLD root servers for .com will be queried for example.com. This query includes my IP address, and in theory could be used to identify my browser session. ...
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How to direct devices by hacking a router changing the DNS settings?

If I hacked a router's admin panel outside my network, is it possible to direct all devices in that network to any website I want by DNS settings? If it is possible, how?
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DNS entry defined only in HOSTS file - will browsers mark the SSL cert as valid?

I have a webserver hosting an application that is accessible to the Internet but only has DNS records on my corporate DNS server. We have a few contractors accessing this site from outside the ...
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Fortigate Creating Millions of DNS events to standard domains

I am trying to tune our SIEM and noticed that we are receiving millions of DNS records every day from the same domains. These are: update.microsoft.com swscan.apple.com softwareupdate.vmware.com ...
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Why use DNS over TLS/HTTPS if ISP could find out target domain by other means?

There are initiatives to protect DNS, for example DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS. Given that the ISP can find out the domains the user visit by other means (Host header in plain HTTP, SNI in TLS ...
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How to detect malicious actor altering DNS responses?

I am trying to detect what is causing my DNS to return fake IP addresses for domains like apple, orange, etc. which obviously don't exist. If I do following on my Windows machine: ipconfig /flushdns ...
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How does DNS over TLS prevent your ISP from seeing the websites you visit?

For example, I'm using DNS over TLS in Android Pie. This happens: I visit a website (google.com). I send a DNS query to the DNS server, and the response is the IP address of google.com. The ISP knows ...
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Relying on internal DNS server (Domain Controller) on a DMZ Server

A couple of questions regarding DNS traffic between TRUST and DMZ and best practices. Are there any significant risks in relying on internal DNS from a web server hosted in a DMZ zone? Has the DNS ...
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Domain name vs IP only hosting?

The DNS resolving process ultimately relies on root servers located in the USA for most extensions (.com and .org root servers for example). Even if the IP addresses of these servers are cached by ...
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How can I determine the vulnerability for a sub domain takeover attack?

I have found research efforts on explaining how sub domain takeovers can take place authored by a gentleman named "Patrik Hudák". Through his site's blogs he illustrates and conveys an understanding ...
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What are the damages when a CDN gets hacked?

I was reading about CDN services and how they work. I saw this article about how a US army site got hacked by using a CDN: https://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/06/09/us-army-website-hack/ When ...
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Getting scanned on AWS Elastic BeanStalk

As soon as I upload/deploy an application to AWS Elastic BeanStalk, it gets scanned for common admin pages even though it’s not linked to by any external website and I have not shared the DNS name ...
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Is it more secure to set a DNS CAA record to a non-existing CA?

A CAA allows specifying which Certificate Authorities are authorized to issue a certificate for my domain. For example example.com. CAA 0 issue "symantec.com" will only allow Symantec to issue ...
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How to prevent MITM DNS attack by router [duplicate]

My landlord is very much a busybody and he has extreme political views. I suspect he is using a Windows program that communicates with the Wifi router to record what websites all the tenants are ...
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DNS Poisoning? Unable to access a specific website

Below are the DNS servers that I have been using for many years: 84.200.69.80 DNS Watch (Hostname: resolver1.ihgip.net ISP: Accelerated IT Services GmbH) 91.239.100.100 Uncensored DNS (IP: 130.225....
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DNS Hijack: Only spoofing sites listed in etter.dns

I'm trying to create a more practical DNS Hijack mitm attack. I do the traditional arp poison with dns_spoof method. I don't have any issues getting it to work. The intended domain redirects exactly ...
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Reverse DNS lookup of malicious IP resolving to “.” [duplicate]

Checking my iptables config for something unrelated, I happened to note that fail2ban had blocked an IP that iptables -L showed as follows: DROP all -- . anywhere Curious, ...
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DNS objects in Maltego

I don't understand what is a DNS object in Maltego. I know what is the NS and MX information related to a Domain. However, "to DNS Name [Robtex]" transform gives me many DNS Objects and I don't know ...
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watch DNS queries while using OpenVPN.-

I want to monitor/sniff the DNS queries I make while I'm using a VPN connection with my OpenVPN client. My initial motivation was to check if I'm leaking DNS queries; then using this page it seems I'm ...
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What's the difference between DoH and DoT? [closed]

I'm currently studying the new technologies: DNS-over-https (DoH) and DNS-over-TLS (DoT). I already read the RFC for both of this technologies. To test DoH, I'm working with Firefox (nigthly build). ...
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DNS resolution when typing IP address into the browser instead of domain

I am trying to reach a website which AFAIK is DNS blocked in the country I am residing. The webpage I am trying to access is pinnacle.com. Given the understanding of how DNS works I have, to work ...
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OpenVPN configuration and ISP's DNS

I have configured OpenVPN server for using Clouflare DNS - 1.1.1.1. I use OpenVPN connection in the next way: sudo openvpn --config Config.ovpn on my local machine in WiFi network. My ISP provider ...
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How to secure a domain name from insider threats, domain hijacking in a corperate context?

Usually there's just one e-mail / e-mail password / domain registrar username / password. And perhaps one 2FA (google authenticator) device and a 2FA recovery code. Either an employee has access to ...
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What are the implications of activating “obtain DNS server address automatically”?

There's a (private, password-protected) WiFi network (not under my control) which at first did not work* for my laptop - until I disabled the option that caused it to use google's DNS server. [*] not ...
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How secret is a dyn dns address?

If I register with a dyn DNS service and am allowed to select my own prefix, how secret is the URL? For example: I register with a dyn DNS service and ask for my prefix to be 204e9800998ecf8427e and ...
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How to force users on my LAN to use a specific DNS server with arp poisoning?

I'm attempting to force all hosts on my LAN to use a specific DNS server to filter certain material, however I'm running into problems. I've had problems in the past trying to configure my router's ...
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Why does majority of the publicly routable IPs seem to have no rDNS assigned?

I built a Hilbert curve showing which IP addresses have rDNS assigned, based on one of the rDNS scan snapshots available on scans.io. I ended up getting the following (white means "assigned"): Is ...
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Change of DNS in MX records in a Wordpress site

I maintain qtechtheory.org, the website of my research group, which runs Wordpress and is hosted by BlueHost. Though we've been hit with PHP injection for several weeks, I've kept the site live since ...
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Does DNS allow third parties to register subdomains?

I have one of those questions that rely on the rule sets for DNS lookup. Let us say Person A owns the site https://www.example.com. A different person, Person B, not associated with A, attempts to ...
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How do I know if I can trust a DNS service

How can I decide if I could trust a given DNS service as a user? For example I have just seen DNS-Watch which tells me that it is secure and that they don't log anything. How can I decide if the ...
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Unexplained DNS connections on boot

I was on an Ubuntu VPS today, with a bind9 DNS server (without DNSSEC configured) installed and running. Immediately after booting the machine I ran: netstat -tanp And received this output: Proto ...
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What is the difference between DNS flood attack and UDP flood attack?

As title says, what is the difference between DNS flood attack and UDP flood attack? Plus, do they only exhaust the network bandwidth or do they also exhaust the server-side assets such as CPU, ...
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What are the possible solution for blocking VPN connection on a home network?

I am not a techie. I am just wanting to force some parentral control using OPENDNS. Opendns works fine however it is easily broken on android or windows using vpn software like ultrasurf or latern or ...
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How can I prevent abuse of our public WiFi network?

One of our customers runs a holiday park with <100 users on it. We currently have a mikrotik in place that prevents torrenting etc, however their line has been cut off as someone there has been ...
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Strange Problem - DNS Cache Poisoning?

I'm a developer by trade, but not that well versed in information security. I've encountered a strange problem at home: About three times now in the past year, when I open some website - I'm thrown ...
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DNS search lists cause ambiguity, but what are practical examples of this?

Browsers and other Web software tend to allow the system resolver to use the local domain search list when resolving URLs. E.g. www -> www.example.com., if your domain search list is example.com. ...
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Difference between DNS flood attack and DNS amplifier attack [duplicate]

I am trying to understand DNS flood and DNS amplifier attack. I have read the definition and am still confused, could you give me an example of each attack or tell me the differences between them? It ...
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How could a public DNS server return bad results?

I live in a country which is under many sanctions. Both internal sanctions (government on people) and external sanctions (US on our people). In our country, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and many other ...
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How does DNSCurve protect against forgery in a man-in-the-middle attack scenario?

This Question is about DNSCurve. I thought of DNSCurve as "HTTPS for DNS" (like in this Answer) but had some resent thoughts about the trust-relationship between resolvers and nameservers serving the ...
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What information is still exposed when visiting an HTTPS website using DNS over TLS?

DNS over TLS is now supported in Android Pie, which allows a user to define a private DNS server, and by DNS providers such as CloudFlare's 1.1.1.1. This opens up the world of DNS security to more ...
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Is there any security reason to prefer local IP address over zeroconf “.local” domain name?

I have some Linux servers on my local network. When I connect to them via SSH or VNC, I can either use the local 10.0.x.x IP address my router assigns, or I can use the zeroconf "hostname.local" ...
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Whitelisting DNS vs. Packet filtering Firewall

I am an information security intern for a MSP. The company is set up to work remotely a few days a week. As I was gathering information for the assessment, I found out that one of the employees does ...
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SSL with shared webmail URL

I have an account with a shared email hosting service (e.g mailcheap) and the the webmail URL is hence https://xxx.mailcheap.co. This webmail has HTTPS. Now I created CNAME records on my domain to ...