DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
The lack of security in DNS has been a well-known issue for decades, one that the DNS community has been trying to solve since the late 1990s. These efforts resulted in the birth of the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
Take a look at what DNSSEC does and doesn’t provide:
In addition to stopping cache poisoning and other DNS-based attacks, DNSSEC also bolsters other security features. Many organizations already publish anti-spam information such as SPF (Sender Policy Framework) or DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) in DNS.
In this brief volume, we offer a primer of many of the common DNS Security terms you’ll run into, high-level descriptions of the threats you face, and practical solutions that you can implement right away. Like all titles in the For Dummies series, this book features easy-access organization. At the beginning of each chapter, you’ll find a summary of the topics covered, which makes it easy to flip through and find just the information you’re looking for. Don’t miss the final chapter featuring ten easy-to-scan techniques for improving your DNS security.
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