DNS Cache Poisoning: A Threat to Network Security

DNS cache poisoning, also known as DNS spoofing, is a type of attack that exploits vulnerabilities in the domain name system (DNS) to divert Internet traffic away from legitimate servers and towards fake ones. It involves inserting a fake address record into the DNS resolver’s cache causing the resolver to return an incorrect IP address and redirect traffic to the attacker’s computer. This can result in the theft of personal information, spread of malicious software, or simply misdirection of web traffic. The severity of this attack has led to significant enhancements in DNS security measures. Discover more about the aim of DNS cache poisoning attack!