October 25th, 2005, 09:46 PM
DNS Survey shows menace
To quote the headline
and the article itself
NEW SURVEY REVEALS MORE THAN 75 PERCENT OF AUTHORITATIVE NAME SERVERS HAVE AN INCREASED VULNERABILITY TO DNS PHARMING ATTACKS
The most surprising result of the survey showed that between 75 and 84 percent of the name servers investigated provide recursive name services to arbitrary queriers on the Internet. Industry best practices dictate that recursive name services - a form of name resolution that may require a name server to relay requests to other name servers - should only be enabled on a DNS server for a restricted list of known, trusted requestors.