BDM100_*Internet*_Van Dyne
The article I chose is from the November 2008 issue of Wired Magazine called, "Secret Geek A-Team Hacks Back, Defends Worldwide Web" It was written by Joshua Davis.

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/16-12/ff_kaminsky?currentPage=all

http://www.wired.com/special_multimedia/2008/ff_kaminsky_how_DNS_works_1612

The article is about a network security consultant named Dan Kaminsky. Kaminsky recently uncovered one of the biggest Internet security holes. This exploit takes advantage of a flaw in the domain name system or DNS. He found that he could fool the DNS servers into thinking his computer is a website that it is'nt. Which basically means, anyone who learns Kaminsky's method can create a counterfeit site that fools the DNS into thinking it's real deal. This presents malicious hackers with one of the biggest opportunities for idenity theft, stealing money from bank accounts, spreading viruses and Trojans, and last but not least spam. Kaminsky did however present an answer to this problem, DNSSEC. DNSSEC is a patch for the DNS servers that prevents them from being fooled by fake websites.

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