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DNS-Changer

Discussion in 'Computers and Networks' started by Boncuk, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Boncuk

    Boncuk New Member

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    Hi everybody,

    there has been detected a new threat in the internet.

    The DNS-Changer diverts DNS to illegal sites who also sell illegal drugs and trick potential customers by means of that software.

    You can get a free DNS-OK check from the German ministry of information.

    You should disable Proxy settings in your browser prior to running that check to avoid misinterpretation.

    Here is the URL: http://www.dns-ok.de/

    If you receive a reply looking like the attached image everything should be fine with your PC settings. If malware has been detected proceed as informed to restore your browser settings.

    Regards

    Boncuk
     

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    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  2. Sceadwian

    Sceadwian Banned

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    Boncuk, this isn't a new threat, DNS hacks have been around for a LONG time, and this isn't even one of them. If the proxy settings of the browser have been altered then it was most likely from already running a trogan/virus that initiated the new proxy settings.

    All this tool tells you is if you've already done something you shouldn't have.

    True DNS hacks occur at the server level, and there is nothing the end user can do to prevent this from happening, although SSL will fail in such situations generally. It's a hot button issue right now because of the international nature of the Internet and how to secure DNS namespace in the first place without individual groups gaining control or being able to redirect traffic illicitly.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012
  3. haifa7

    haifa7 New Member

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    It is a interesting sharing......
     

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