DNS proves to be weak link in Internet chain

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 6, 2001


A series of high-profile events over the last few weeks has highlighted the fact that the DNS that is so critical to the Internet's operation is also one of its weakest links.

Though many of the specific problems have only recently come to light, security experts and CIOs said they have known for years that the Domain Name System is full of holes and have been holding their breaths, hoping to avoid a major incident. A series of high-profile events over the last few weeks has highlighted the fact that the DNS that is so critical to the Internet's operation is also one of its weakest links.

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