DNS Paradise is here

some years back I was obsessed by DNS since it’s an often overlooked attack venue and someone draw my attention to malware that changes DNS settings if the host file cannot be changed.

Then there were DNS fragmentation attacks and then various DNS providers came along. I believe OpenDns was the first?

Recently Cloudflare closed the ranks with 9.9.9.9 so now the total list is:

  • Google 8.8.8.8: Private and unfiltered. Most popular option.
  • CloudFlare 1.1.1.1: Private and unfiltered. New player.
  • Quad9 9.9.9.9: Private and security aware. New player that blocks access to malicious domains.
  • OpenDNS 208.67.222.222: Old player that blocks malicious domains and offers the option to block adult content.
  • Norton DNS 199.85.126.20: Old player that blocks malicious domains and is integrated with their Antivirus.
  • CleanBrowsing 185.228.168.168: Private and security aware. New player that blocks access to adult content.
  • Yandex DNS 77.88.8.7: Old player that blocks malicious domains. Very popular in Russia.
  • Comodo DNS 8.26.56.26: Old player that blocks malicious domains.

 

Don’t forget to change the DNS in your phone.

Is there a universal DNS logo?

Who will come up with 1.9.8.4 ?

BTW: this is not my joke. i stole it :-]