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A fact from Dan Kaminsky appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 24 May 2008, and was viewed approximately 2158 times (disclaimer)(check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
There should be some description there on how it works. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:27, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
And if it's true that OpenDNS wasn't affected by the flaw, 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 anybank.com by sending thousands of requests for fake Web pages (1.anybank.com, 2.anybank.com). 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 anybank.com, such as the location of its servers. Legitimate answers from anybank.com ("No such page exists") will now be rejected. 5// Users looking for anybank.com get sent to the fake location already in the ISP's cache. 6// Anybank.com customers are now using a look-alike site built by the hacker. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Conqour1 (talk • contribs) 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)