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Re: FW: Root Domain Server Hacked.
> [email protected] (Roeland M.J. Meyer) writes: > >That's not what Paul said. > >> Randy Bush writes: > >> this is false and specious garbage > > Both statements are true. You can hijack domain names and insert > bogus data in caches without hacking any root servers. It is much > easier to just e-mail a domain modify template to NSI, and insert > some bogus IP addresses for certain names. Similar to what happened > to AOL last year (actually it appears to be a glue issue on some NS > records). > > I think some people are getting too wrapped up in some really exotic > attacks on DNS, when the simple ones still work. Who was it that said, "never attribute to malice..." While the clever pranks/attacks are interesting and potentially very disruptive, simple mistakes and social manipulation can/do cause lots of highly visable impact. Somewhat akin to tossing a lighted match into a powder keg. I hope these "fireworks" prove to be a dud and that our respective holidays are safe, quiet, and productive. --bill