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DNS

abbr.
domain name system

DNS

abbreviation for
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly in Britain)Department for National Savings
2. (Computer Science) computing domain name system
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Let's take a look at six new attack types and how each one works: Basic NXDomain attack The attacker sends a flood of queries to a DNS server to resolve a non-existent domain (NXDomain).
It pointed out that cache poisoning attacks normally happen when a networked computer uses a DNS server provided by the computer user's organization or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Poisoning attacks on a single DNS server can affect the users being serviced directly by the compromised server or indirectly through its downstream server(s), if applicable," he remarked.
The DNS Changer malware functions by achieving full control of the user s DNS server and then controlling what sites the user connects to on the internet.
The DNS Changer malware functions by achieving full control of the user's DNS server and then controlling what sites the user connects to on the internet.
The aeCERT has recommended checking the DNS Server settings on the computer in order to detect this malware, and scan machines with up-to-date antivirus tools in order to find and remove the malware.
For instance, if a user enters the domain name on his/her web browser's address bar then the PC will contact that particular DNS server in order to find the IP address for the required website.
Some of the modems are configured to use DNS server software called Trick or Tread Daemon (TOTd) -- which converts addresses between IPv4 and IPv6 formats.
DNS cache poisoning is a technique that tricks a DNS server into believing it has received authentic information when, in reality, it has not.
The company's Security Operations Services team has identified increases where single attackers performed over 1000 times the normal amount of lookups on a DNS server in a 12-hour period.
They work by setting up their own DNS server, sending an email to a company's DNS server, thereby making contact and placing a code on the system.
In the case of DNS, when a critical DNS server goes down, the quicker the problem is identified and corrected, the sooner data can be made available--meaning less financial loss is incurred and less recovery time may be required later.