A few weeks back I posted about how there was a major flaw in DNS and how the details were being kept secret to give everyone time to patch. I did say that it would be a matter of when this got out, and not if. When turns out to be today. Details of the flaw were accidentally published on a blog and then un-published but once information gets out onto the net it’s out. There’s no way to put that genie into the bottle. I was able to find the details of the flaw, so if I can, the bad guys certainly can!
If you haven’t done so already, go to www.doxpara.com and click the button to check your DNS server:
Should the test fail, you need to do two things. Firstly you need to switch your DNS service to a safe service such as the free OpenDNS. Once that’s done you’re safe, however a few poor ISPs block DNS to all servers but their own so if you’re very unfortunate you will be unable to protect yourself. Secondly you need to contact your ISP to complain. It is not acceptable that hey are being slow about something as big as this. If they don’t give you a good response consider switching ISP. If they are not competent enough to keep their servers patched do you trust them?