DNS spoofing – How to protect ourselves?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is vulnerable to threats, and one of the most insidious among them is DNS spoofing. This deceptive technique poses a significant risk to both individuals and organizations, compromising data security and potentially leading to devastating consequences. In this blog post, we will understand its mechanisms, explore its consequences, and, most importantly, learn how to safeguard ourselves against this cyber menace.

What is DNS Spoofing?

DNS spoofing, also known as DNS cache poisoning or DNS poisoning, is a malicious act wherein attackers manipulate the DNS resolution process to redirect legitimate domain name requests to fraudulent IP addresses. This manipulation is achieved by injecting falsified data into the DNS cache of a recursive resolver, leading users to believe they are accessing authentic websites when, in reality, they are redirected to malicious ones.

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​What does a DNS outage mean?

A DNS outage can ruin your day. Let’s think it’s the peak season for selling your business stuff. You already bought the big stock for selling, invested in Marketing to attract clients, enhanced the overall performance of your site, etc. And suddenly, the DNS is not responding. Clients can’t access your website. That’s tragic, isn’t it?

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Botnet attack: Definition and Details

Botnet attacks have proved to have a devastating effect on the victims. Besides, it seems not hard for criminals to build the botnets or to rent them to execute the attack. Therefore, neglecting the threat is not wise!

Botnet attack: Definition.

A Botnet attack is a cyber assault in which the attackers leverage a group of infected devices (malware) programmed to execute malicious tasks against a target that can be a server, all types of websites, and other devices. By multiplying the attack sources, criminals can scale the aggression and make it harder to stop. Cybercriminals frequently use botnet attacks to deploy Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, scraping, data breaches, hijacking, malware distribution, sabotage of services, and more illegal actions. Experience proves that both enterprises and individuals can be targeted.

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3 DNS attacks you should know

Definition of DNS attacks

What is the definition of DNS attacks? The term refers to a type of cyber attack in which malicious hackers target an organization’s DNS servers, which hold domain names that the hackers seek. They can then carry out the assaults listed below once they obtain those domain names. In addition, bad actors can potentially check for vulnerabilities in a system to exploit.

Any attack against the availability or stability of a network’s DNS service is referred to as a DNS attack. DNS assaults include cache poisoning and other attacks that use DNS as a method as part of a larger attack strategy.

What is the motivation behind DNS attacks?

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