Talk:Dan Kaminsky

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Flaw in DNS[edit]

There should be some description there on how it works. (talk) 08:27, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

And if it's true that OpenDNS wasn't affected by the flaw[1], it's perhaps not correct to say it's "a fundamental flaw in the DNS protocol itself"? --Espoo (talk) 12:21, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Do the research. There were no patches for OpenDNS or DJBDNS because they were LESS vulnerable than BIND was.--Elvey (talk) 20:52, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

// The attacker tries to hijack by sending thousands of requests for fake Web pages (, 2// The ISP gives each query a transaction ID (unknown to the attacker) and attempts to locate the pages. 3// At the same time, the attacker sends hundreds of responses for each malicious request. Every answer includes a randomly generated ID number. 4// Eventually one of the answers carries an ID that matches, tricking the ISP into accepting and caching the information. The now-legitimized answer contains false details about, such as the location of its servers. Legitimate answers from ("No such page exists") will now be rejected. 5// Users looking for get sent to the fake location already in the ISP's cache. 6// customers are now using a look-alike site built by the hacker. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Conqour1 (talkcontribs) 11:47, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Apropos the # of articles (dozens vs thousands) on this topic: Google News article counts are grossly misleading and fluctuate due to syndication. For example: Articles mentioning me appeared in thousands of articles according to Google News' article count in the past. However, the vast majority were copies of a few syndicated articles (i.e. from the Associated Press and Reuters) from the hundreds of news sites that have syndication rights. When the articles were removed from those sites (I assume the main reason is that syndication rights expire) the Google News article counts plummeted, because Google avoids linking to (and counting) news articles that have been taken down. I wish I'd archived more of the articles! PS: MrCheshire: your edit was NOT minor! --Elvey (talk) 20:52, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Dan Kaminsky/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Did a third grader write the first part of this article?

Last edited at 21:42, 24 May 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 12:45, 29 April 2016 (UTC)