[dns-wg] "DNS Vulnerabilities" paper hits the mainstream
Jim Reid Jim at rfc1035.com
Sun Apr 30 21:02:45 CEST 2006
On Apr 30, 2006, at 19:25, Sander Steffann wrote: > Maybe someone 'official' should contact the BBC and try to cool > this down a bit. FWIW I have contacted the BBC asking them to present a more balanced report. I doubt anything will come of that. Even if the BBC does publish a correction it will be an uphill battle to explain the details of how DNS actually works to a puzzled BBC journalist with a deadline to meet. Niall O'Reilly said he posted something through the "have your say" feature of the BBC web site. Perhaps if others on this list did likewise.... > People might get scared :) It is good that attention is given to > the risks of badly secured DNS servers, but scaring the public like > this... Indeed. Though personally speaking, I don't accept Sirer's methodolody let alone his concluions about "vulnerabilities" or badly secured name servers. Which doesn't for a moment mean the DNS has no vulnerablities or badly secured servers. These do of course exist. Just not in the way Emil Gun Sirer has suggested.
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