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This article is part of the July/August 2009 issue of Why privileged account management is critical to today's data security
There's a certain Energizer Bunny quality to the Domain Name System. It just goes and goes and goes, usually without much maintenance. Problem is, while it's hassle-free, DNS usually isn't very secure. Last July, researcher Dan Kaminsky exposed DNS' worst-kept secret. His now famous cache-poisoning bug turned DNS--best known for translating human readable domain names into IP addresses that servers understand--into center stage of the computer security world. The little protocol that could was quickly the biggest problem on the Web. Suddenly, it was relatively easy for attackers to redirect requests to malicious websites where phishing attacks or SQL injections awaited. And aside from an ambitious patching effort, coordinated by Kaminsky, and pulled off by a gaggle of vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), and others, there was little in the way of a permanent fix. His bug not only kicked off a firestorm of publicity and new disclosure debates, but it cast a glaring light on DNS' shortcomings. It also renewed interest in ... Access >>>
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