|[AMRadio] Internet issues over Holiday weekend|
rbethman at comcast.net
Wed Sep 5 19:37:41 EDT 2007
You are indeed correst!
However, I do NOT believe that the DNS, Name Servers, were hacked - NOR
do I believe that it was a DOS, (Denial Of Service), issue. It appeared
that a "High" level DNServer was having either a "hiccup", or some
significant "zone Transfers" didn't happen, take effect, or were corrupted.
I've run DNS for a system with 131 sites throughout the country. I was
also one of six Sysadmins/Mail Admins that handles the "backbone"
servers for some very strategic systems.
It was a bit "strange" in its occurrence.
It did finally clear up and ALL is well.
Bob - N0DGN
Bob Bruhns wrote:
> That's a very dangerous type of hacking - if a name server is compromised, then a huge number of users can be sent to malicious
> websites that they did not select, which could be, for example, login screens for bank accounts, etc. You could carefully put the
> correct url for your bank, and be misdirected by a compromised name server to a phony login that records and steals your user name
> and password.
> Secure login helps. They may get you to go their bogus login page, but they probably can't get the little lock to close.
> Usually the attacks on name servers are denial of service attacks that just screw things up. But sometimes they are more insideous.
> Bacon, WA3WDR
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