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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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The security of the network and DNS servers are mission-critical because if the DNS server goes down, the entire network is shut off from the Internet.
Essentially, a user can connect to a given VPN network and have web traffic run over it, but each time they hit a website, a request goes out to the default DNS server that translates the domain name to an IP address.
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).
Internet software will often refer to the "hosts" file for frequently used domain names, as it's a little faster than querying a DNS server.
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 aeCERT noted that in order to detect this malware,it is highly recommended to check the DNS Server settings on the computer, and scan machines with up-to-date antivirus tools in order to find and remove the malware.
This exciting next generation of BIND, the most widely deployed DNS server software on the Internet, is not intended to replace BIND 9 -- yet.
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.