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DNS the New Hole?

A few weeks ago, I had a nice sushi lunch with the folks from DNSstuff. Their whole reason for being is that the Domain Name System (DNS) is the new hacker target, and taking down DNS takes a whole heap of machines along with it.

Those folks sure were prescient as Microsoft recently had to patch its DNS implementation -- a patch that itself caused problems such as Exchange outages.

Nevertheless, Microsoft is "urgently warning" IT to patch their DNS. The vulnerability can allow spoofing attacks, although no such attacks have yet been reported.

Do you take DNS security seriously? Share your thoughts and advice by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/28/2008 at 1:15 PM


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