Computerworld has published an interesting article about a new form of DNS attack that is virtually undetectable. According to the article,
“The study, set to be published in February, takes a close look at “open-recursive” DNS servers, which are used to tell computers how to find each other on the Internet by translating domain names like google.com into numerical IP addresses. Criminals are using these servers in combination with new attack techniques to develop a new generation of phishing attacks.
The researchers estimate that there are 17 million open-recursive DNS servers on the Internet, the vast majority of which give accurate information. Unlike other DNS servers, open-recursive systems will answer all DNS lookup requests from any computer on the Internet, a feature that makes them particularly useful for hackers.”
Very inetersting stuff. Read the whole article here: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9052198&intsrc=hm_list