ISPs Leave Modems Open to DDoS Attacks

Internet security experts say that misconfigured DSL and cable
modems are worsening a well-known problem with the Internet’s DNS,
making it easier for hackers to launch DDoS attacks against their
victims. According to research, part of the problem is blamed on the growing number of
consumer devices on the Internet that are configured to accept DNS
queries from anywhere, what networking experts call an “open recursive”
or “open resolver” system. Read the full article. [InfoWorld]

Internet security experts say that misconfigured DSL and cable
modems are worsening a well-known problem with the Internet’s DNS,
making it easier for hackers to launch DDoS attacks against their
victims. According to research, part of the problem is blamed on the growing number of
consumer devices on the Internet that are configured to accept DNS
queries from anywhere, what networking experts call an “open recursive”
or “open resolver” system. Read the full article. [InfoWorld]

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