[rescue] The Verisign Exploit
Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
patrick at zill.net
Wed Sep 17 16:18:39 CDT 2003
On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 04:58:06PM -0400, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> I suppose you all know that Verisign has, essentially, hijacked the DNS
> protocol, and now any otherwise-unassigned .com or .net domain name resolves
> to 184.108.40.206. Unless you have today's patch for BIND, it seems all
> mistyped browser addresses end up on a Verisign page.
> This not only affects browsers, but e-mail, and breaks anti-spam measures
> that refuse mail that arrives with an otherwise-unresolvable "From" domain.
Don't need that. Just add an entry to /etc/hosts for
sitefinder.verisign.com that redirects to localhost or a site of your
choice. For multiple people that are using your DNS, make yourself
authoritative for that FQDN and serve up whatever you want in its stead.
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