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NeuStar Addresses Fundamental DNS Vulnerability with Cache Defender, a Secure DNS Authentication System

Jun 16, 2009

NeuStar announces the availability of Cache Defender, a secure DNS authentication system that mitigates a fundamental flaw in how traffic is managed on the Internet. This vulnerability, brought to public attention last year by security researcher Dan Kaminsky, allows criminal elements to engage in "DNS cache poisoning" for the malicious hijacking of domain names and results in consequent damage from large-scale identity theft, among other illegal activities.