Diary of a Network Geek

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10 Things: Securing DNS

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Geek Work,The Dark Side — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 4:57 am for you boring, normal people.
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Yes, Directory Naming Service needs security.
Oh, my, in this modern, Internet-enabled age DNS security is a larger and larger concern every man-hour. DNS Spoofing, DNS Poisoning, DNS Highjacking, just to buzzword out a few scary key words, are all issues that need to be addressed. And, once again, TechRepublic has an article on it. This time, though, it’s a download: Ten Things You Should Know About Securing DNS. Granted, this is a pretty esoteric topic, but, then again, you’re at the Diary of a Network Geek, where Alpha Geeks come to sniff each other’s… Er, I think I’ve gone one metaphor too far with that one! Besides, with a name like that, did you expect something simple and user-friendly? No, gentle readers, not here. Nothing but the most difficult and challenging questions and issues. (Coming soon: Geek Dating!)
Anyway, best to read the article before someone starts calling your website names.
Take some advice from your Uncle Jim, computer security is nothing to ignore!

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Men are born with two eyes but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say."
   --Charles Caleb Colton

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