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Google Public DNS Server Traffic Compromised

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#1 computerxpds


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:39 AM

Yesterday, March 16th, 2014, it was reported that google's public DNS server traffic was hijacked for 22 minutes, according to internet monitoring BGPmon.net's twitter feed. It reportedly affected networks in Brazil & Venezuela, redirecting millions of internet users, including many government agencies and financial institutions in those regions. 


It is suspected that the hijackers used a well known vulnerability in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), BGP is used to exchange data between large service providers, if the hijackers utilized this vulnerability they could redirect traffic to a router they controlled. 


This is not the first time Google's public DNS servers have been the victim of hijacking. In 2010, DNS traffic was redirected to Romania and Austria. 


More info: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/375278,google-dns-servers-suffer-brief-traffic-hijack.aspx

Even more info: http://thehackernews.com/2014/03/google-public-dns-server-traffic.html

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:25 AM

Thank god we are safe..I would recommend Google to hire small age people who can recognise such vulnerabilities using simple techniques.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:33 AM

I've been getting "This Webpage is not available" the past few hours.  I can reach Bleepingcomputer through my bookmarks, but none of the others.   Can't reach anything else.  No mail.  This is, of course, Google, and it is the no DNS connection.



Just got service back at 6:15AM.  Surely someone noticed an outage of 4 hours?  Still don't know how I could reach BC and nothing else but glad I could.  Whew!!!!

Edited by MissLizz, 18 March 2014 - 06:18 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:16 AM

I've been noticing this activity increasing with Google Chrome in recent months, along with some SSL issues.


However, after reading the description of the recent Windows Updates, there was one (possibly two) that were aimed to fixing these issues. Since that time, I've received far less SSL errors, unfortunately didn't attempt to log onto this site at the time frame (the 4 hours that MissLizz mentions above).


In the last year, though my primary browser is still Firefox, I have been using Google more because it's faster. However, if this continues, I'll drop Google as fast as I began to use it, a DNS server hijack is a very serious issue to anyone who uses the browser. There are alternatives to Firefox other than Chrome/IE (Opera for one), this matter shouldn't be taken lightly.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:07 AM

Here we also have DNS redirect from youtube, google and facebook to fake adobe flash download website which will download trojan to your computer.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:20 PM

I noticed some problems with Google DNS a few days ago, so I switched to Norton ConnectSafe.

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