Quote: Originally Posted by Copyright
This can be prevented with ample security. No bruteforcer is going to get into my router. My hosts file is read only, and really, what are they going to do if they are able to change my DNS?
Well, imagine you type e.g. google.com in the address bar, and instead, it opens 888.com or other malware infecting websites...Even worse, without you knowing, it could just change the DNS to some hidden adv frames and instead of advertisements on the MSN messenger pane, you would have some very nice malicious files saved and doing their nasty job on your machine, probably Bots like Jacee said...
This can be done by assigning you DNS servers which have wrong Name Resolutions.
Although I doubt setting up a whole DHCP server would pass unnoticed...
I had a client's laptop last week with manually assigned
DNS entries from malware... pointing to some 83...87..IP address don't remember exactly.