Avoid DNS Poisoning: USE Open DNS

August 12, 2008 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

I’m going to go into the DNS thing in a bit more detail later, probably.  DNS is a Domain Name Server.  As I recall–being senile, I’m probably wrong [I’m not] you had to type in the whole thing, http[s]:/ etc. and at least sometimes actual IPs.  If you go to Open DNS you’ll see an example.  You don’t have to set up your router, if you have one.  The internet actually “sees” your router as one IP address.  This is an added layer of (trusted) protection named at the Black Hat Conference.  That’s not fedoras, it’s hackers.  So I hear, never having known how to program.  Here’s one of Erik Larkin’s comments on lines of protection: “5. Your fix-it options: Apply the patch for your particular DNS server.  Or switch to a protected service like Open DNS where you use their servers.”  [If you don’t use a router, then your Internet Service Provider is the source of your servers…which pretty much means you actually just use their servers.  Nor have any of the providers been particularly speedy or adept at applying any fixes.  That may–not that I sympathize in the least–have been because the management felt overwhelmed and unable to dedicate enough tech support time.  If I were daring, I’d say it was actually mainly because they didn’t give a damn, but I believe in, well, everything.  It’s why I’m so cheerful.  Note that I linked to Erik’s article twice, because it’s nearly a must-read for anyone who uses the internet, especially for businesses.  It’s serious, and it’s a simple fix.

–Glenn

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