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One Company Controls the Internet’s Soft Underbelly

One of the most critical parts of the Internet is managed by one small company. To browse a web site, you have to obtain the Internet Protocol address of its web server . When you visited my web site just now, your browser went to a domain name server (DNS) to gets its address. The name server told your computer my address (198.105.244.23) so you could connect to my web server and read this blog. If DNS fails, you can’t find my web site even when it’s working fine. DNS is vulnerable to various security threats, such as reflection attacks and poisoning attacks. Attacks that knock a DNS server offline, such as distributed denial of service, make it harder for people to reach web sites. Bu

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