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Corrupt DNS Cache is a Serious Problem

David Holman, Director of First Cyber Security, issued a warning that the DNS cache could be used to trick users into unwittingly divulge their personal information online as well as become infected with malware or encounter e-mail problems, as reported by SCMagazine on October 8, 2008.

David Holman also tried to explain that all internet users attempt to access domain name lookup tables that transform a domain name into its numeric IP address. But due to DNS cache poisoning, lookup tables become corrupt and the IP addresses of bogus and malware-laden Web pages are placed to substitute the actual addresses of frequently visited sites.

Holman further stated that even if a user enters a correct URL, he is redirected to ...

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