Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

DNS attacks on the up

Filed under
Security

Domain name system (DNS) poisoning attacks affect enterprise servers and cause users to be directed to malicious websites when they try to access legitimate ones.

The exploit this by directing the user to a different web IP address even though the correct domain has been typed in by the user.

Once the user is directed to a malicious site they could unwittingly download malware onto their machine and the corporate network, which could include viruses, adware, spyware or key-logging programs that can be remotely controlled by hackers.

The ISC says such attacks are spreading partly as a result of the default settings on older Windows-based servers.

Servers running NT 4.0 or versions of Windows 2000 prior to Service Pack 3 are particularly vulnerable as they don’t automatically protect companies against DNS Poisoning.

Symantec recently had to release a security patch to stop its older security appliances from letting such attacks through.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

Tanglu 3.0 Alpha Out Now Based on Debian 8 Jessie, Offers GNOME 3.16 and KDE Plasma 5

Matthias Klumpp announced today, April 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Alpha version of the upcoming Tanglu 3 Linux operating system. Read more

EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support. Earlier this month we wrote about the newly-published patches for EXT4 encryption support coming out of Google and intended to land in the next major release of Android. Those patches for file-system-level encryption will now be landing upstream with the Linux 4.1 kernel update. Besides this native encryption support for EXT4, the rest of the updates for this merge window pull request equate to mainly fixes. More details via the pull request itself. Read more

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors. Read more