24 Oct 2011
64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
Watch out for DNS sub-domain hijacking
Read more at: Watch out for DNS sub-domain hijacking | TechRepublic
Takeaway: Patrick Lambert cautions that DNS sub-domain hijacking is on the rise, especially for organizations that donít have DNS-handling in-house. Hereís how to guard against the damage that could result.
Security has become ever-present on any IT workerís mind. With the amount of hacking going on out there, weíve all become accustomed to securing our systems, servers and networks. We spend a lot of time and money on security solutions, and then monitoring is a key part of making sure no one gains unauthorized access. But there are still some areas that can fall through the cracks. One such area is DNS, which is often something that isnít handled in-house, especially for small and medium organizations. Lately, a new kind of hack has been spreading with alarming frequency, called DNS sub-domain hijacking, and according to a recent report from the Internet Storm Center, an initiative of SANS Institute, this affects many legitimate corporations, organizations, and government sites.
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