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Routing and DNS Security Ignored By ISPs 101

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the netblock-hijackers dept.
Bismillah (993337) writes "The re-routing of Google's public DNS servers last weekend was yet another example of how easy it is to 'steal the Internet' by abusing today's trust-based networks. Problem is, ISPs don't seem to care about that, or securing DNS which is another attack vector that doesn't require compromising end users' systems. Why isn't more done to secure routing and DNS then?" The route announcement was likely unintentional. The chief scientist at APNIC noted that implementing RPKI would solve the problem, but far too few ISPs bother with it.
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Routing and DNS Security Ignored By ISPs

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  • obvious reason (Score:3, Insightful)

    by slashmydots (2189826) on Wednesday March 19, 2014 @01:32PM (#46525515)
    This article is slightly incorrect. It's not that they won't "want" to implement it, it's that it would cost money and competition is completely insane right now for ISPs. If you can't put it on a billboard as a feature, they're not interested because it costs money without generating more users.

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