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DNSRecon – DNS Enumeration Script

DNSRecon is a Python based DNS enumeration script designed to help you audit your DNS security and configuration as part of information gathering stage of a pen-test. DNS reconnaissance is an important step when mapping out domain resources, sub-domains, e-mail servers and so on and can often lead to you finding an old DNS entry […]

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Rackspace Recovers From Major DNS DDoS

So Rackspace has just recovered from a major DNS DDoS attack which rendered some domains inaccessible for over 11 hours. It seems to have been a fairly frequent occurrence lately with Namecheap also undergoing several attacks against its DNS infrastructure. I got affected again recently on December 18th when they were hit with a massive […]

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Is Google Public DNS Safe?

Google recently launched a public DNS service similar to the popular service over at OpenDNS, you can find it on Googlecode here – http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/. The first obvious reaction for the infosec crowd (with all the recent DNS flaws), is to question the security of the Google DNS service. HD Moore has done some good analysis […]

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TimeWarner DNS Hijacking IRC Servers to Stop DDoS Attacks

An interesting happening this week, some ISP’s have been jacking the DNS entries for certain IRC networks to crack down on zombie/bot infections. Is it ethical? Should they be doing this to their users? I first got wind of this from a post on Full Disclosure mailing list from an IRC network administrator. You can […]

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AccessDiver – Web Site Security Testing Tool

AccessDiver is a security tester for WEB sites. It incorporates a set of powerful features which help you find and organize failures and weaknesses from your web site. AccessDiver can detect security failures on your web pages. It has multiple efficient tools which will verify the robustness of your accounts and directories accurately. So, you […]

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TXDNS 2.0.0 Released – DNS Digger for Brute Force

TXDNS 2.0.0 has been released. TXDNS is a Win32 aggressive multithreaded DNS digger. Capable of placing, on the wire, thousands of DNS queries per minute. TXDNS main goal is to expose a domain namespace trough a number of techniques: Typos TLD rotation Dictionary attack Brute force This new version features a distributed model which further […]

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China taking control of it’s own DNS servers

China are moving further away from the rest of the world when it comes to the Internet, taking control, making sure information doesn’t get out and making sure other people don’t have access to anything behind the Great Firewall of China. China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has made adjustment to China’s Internet domain name […]

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