What is a DNS Exploit?
A DNS Exploit is a vulnerability in the domain name system (DNS) through which an attacker an infiltrate a network.
A 2016 Infoblox Security Assessment Report analyzing 559 files of captured DNS traffic, found that 66 percent of the files showed evidence of suspicious DNS exploits. Among the specific DNS exploit security threats identified, ranked by percentage, are:
- Protocol anomalies – 48%
- DNS tunneling – 40%
- Botnets – 35%
- Amplification and reflection traffic – 17%
- Distributed denial of service (DDoS) traffic – 14%
- Ransomware – 13%
LEARN MORE ABOUT DNS Exploit Poisoning AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
- Preventing DNS-based Data Exfiltration – Solution Note
- Securing Your Business with DNS Servers That Protect Themselves – Solution Note
- Malware Containment and Control — Solution Note
FROM THE INFOBLOX COMMUNITY
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