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Nominum: 24 Million Home Routers Exposing ISPs to DDoS Attacks
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Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/8/2014 | 2:06:33 PM
Re: DNS Amplification
Thanks for checking with Nominum, Brian and also for the link on DNS amplification.
Bprince
Bprince,
User Rank: Ninja
4/8/2014 | 1:22:44 PM
DNS Amplification
Hello all. Thanks for the comments. As far as the routers, the DNS data Nominum looked at doesn't tell them anything about a particular brand of routers. Here is a good resource for information on DNS amplification from US-CERT: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA13-088A

Brian
scotty21
scotty21,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/8/2014 | 8:55:02 AM
Because home routers are not secured?
Is the article saying that home routers are vulnerable because they are not secured?  What is the vulnerability to mitigate?  Open networks at businesses or schools for that matter would need to be secured.  Good luck with that.  So I have answered my own question I believe.  The author has it right....because these networks will never be secured at the entry level, the DNS must be protected.  Good luck with that also when we give over ICANN.
PBURTON943
PBURTON943,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/7/2014 | 12:37:41 PM
Re: Which brands?
Good question.  For most, virtually all home users, the router is a "set it and forget it" device.  And exactly how do manufacturers notify their customers to update their firmware?  Facebook post? :)
PBURTON943
PBURTON943,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/7/2014 | 12:37:37 PM
Re: Which brands?
Good question.  For most, virtually all home users, the router is a "set it and forget it" device.  And exactly how do manufacturers notify their customers to update their firmware?  Facebook post? :)
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/7/2014 | 12:32:51 PM
Re: Which brands?
That a good question, Phil. Are these just older moderls, or have newer ones also been identified. 
philburton
philburton,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/4/2014 | 4:45:13 PM
Which brands?
24 million routers?  Which vendors or models?  Can someone configure a router to fix this vulnerability?

 

Phil


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