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DNS spoofing

What does DNS spoofing mean?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

DNS spoofing, also known as Cache Poisoing, is a dangerous form of attack on a PC. The attackers’ goal is to infiltrate Malware and obtain sensitive user data. If this involves bank or credit card data, considerable damage can be caused.

How does DNS spoofing work?

When a visitor calls up a website, he interacts with the name server on which the data is stored that converts IP addresses to domains. In this way, a lot of data is transmitted. Hackers use DNS spoofing to target the name server. If the attack was successful, not the real data but fake data is forwarded. This can lead, for example, to a user who calls up his bank’s website not landing on the real one, but on a fake website that is outwardly indistinguishable from the original. The fake website is under the control of the attackers. If the user enters his or her data, it is intercepted in a targeted manner.

Measures against DNS spoofing

There are numerous measures that can specifically prevent DNS spoofing or at least make it significantly more difficult. In particular, the encryption of important content using additional certificates such as HTTPS should be mentioned here.

What can users do themselves?

  • Never enter sensitive data carelessly
  • Keep virus protection up to date

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