Tag: DNS

DNS

DNS cache – Definition

Definition of DNS cache

DNS cache is a temporary cache memory that DNS resolvers and other devices utilize to store information. The memory stores the DNS records that were first applied to the searched domain names. The IP addresses (IPv4 or IPv6) of domain names, information about their email server, their services, authentication and verification data, and more are all stored in these records. All of the data will be saved in the DNS cache. However, as previously stated, it will only be for a short time, as determined by the TTL (Time to Live) value issued to each DNS record.

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Cyber attacks, DNS

3 Most Common DNS attack types

The DNS infrastructure is a target to countless attacks. And when we say countless, we mean it. Just in 2020, there were around 10 million (data from NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report)! So, we are all under constant DNS attacks.

The 3 most common DNS attack types that you can suffer are the following:

1. DNS spoofing attack

The DNS spoofing attack (also known as DNS poisoning) is a very common DNS attack type that involves modified DNS records that the bad actor inserts inside the cache memory of the DNS resolvers. The modified records usually lead to a different IP address than the original name records. The visitors get redirected to the domain of the bad actor. There they can share sensitive data that could later be used for different illegal activities – stealing money or identity.

Suggested article: 5 DNS Attacks Types that could affect you

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DDoS protection, DNS, Network

Load balancing – Great solution for mitigating all risks

Our topic today is Load balancing. If you want to learn about its primary purpose, how it works, and why it mitigates all the risks, you are in the right place. So, let us begin by discussing the meaning of Load balancing.

What is Load balancing?

Load balancing in DNS is a method of distributing client requests across server computers by using domain setup. For example, the domain name might be associated with a website, email system, or any other Internet-based service.

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DNS

3 ways to avoid DNS outage

DNS outage explained.

DNS outage represents the time in which your DNS is not working. There are various reasons why this happen. For example, the incoming traffic is a lot, or your server is attacked. That does not allow the DNS resolution of your domain name to its IP address. All the users trying to connect with your domain are going to receive an error message and won’t be capable of exploring your website.

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DNS

Basic knowledge of DNS

DNS is a fundamental element of the Internet that has an essential purpose. This infrastructure makes the usage of the Internet for humans simple and easy. So, let’s explain a little bit more about it!

DNS explained

The Domain Name System (DNS) holds an extensive database with all actual domain names and the IP addresses that correspond to them.

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