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DNS at Risk From Multivendor Cache Poisoning

It's not often that multiple vendors are involved in a single security patch.

Then again few technologies are as widely used or as critical as Domain Name System, or DNS (define), the core Internet protocol that translates domain names into IP addresses.

Security researchers today sounded the alarm, warning DNS server users to update to new patched versions from their vendors to protect against a critical security issue.

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Who's Really at Risk From the DNS Flaw?
With DNS so vital to the operation of the Internet, security threats to it need to be taken seriously. But when it comes to the recent disclosure of a multivendor DNS cache poisoning issue, who really is at risk? And will the Internet collapse if the issue isn't fixed?
Experts say that while the new DNS cache poisoning issue is very serious, DNS has been threatened before -- and the core structure of the Internet name servers remains ready for such challenges.
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