Windows 10: Cyber attack Knocks Out Access to Websites

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       22 Oct 2016 #11

    I was a little more drastic, changed my Primary and Secondary DNS to Google servers, (8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4), which obviously did the flush too

    I suspected a DNS issue as most of the net address space was working, (just Twitter was a visible issue from me and no news of problems at twitter)

    I think the targeting of DYN was due to the fact that they hold the primary DNS record for Twitter and a few other major web giants so a relatively minor attack would gain major results

    The Net is of course designed to With multi-redundancy so will heal most of these attacks quickly but reliance on a single Main DNS record may need to be looked at by DYN, Twitter or both
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       22 Oct 2016 #12

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I was a little more drastic, changed my Primary and Secondary DNS to Google servers, (8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4), which obviously did the flush too

    I suspected a DNS issue as most of the net address space was working, (just Twitter was a visible issue from me and no news of problems at twitter)

    I think the targeting of DYN was due to the fact that they hold the primary DNS record for Twitter and a few other major web giants so a relatively minor attack would gain major results

    The Net is of course designed to With multi-redundancy so will heal most of these attacks quickly but reliance on a single Main DNS record may need to be looked at by DYN, Twitter or both
    Yeah that is a good option, or use Open DNS:

    • 208.67.222.222
    • 208.67.220.220
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       22 Oct 2016 #13

    Here is a recommended(from Malwarebytes) site to check outs: Global DNS Propagation Checker - What's My DNS?

    From their directory at the bottom of the homepage:
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       22 Oct 2016 #14

    If you ever want to compare different DNS Servers - I always used to use GRC's as part of my initial survey when I went to site

    It can still be used to compare your ISP DNS server to the various free access ones out there or even between options from an ISP
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       22 Oct 2016 #15

    Barman58 said: View Post
    If you ever want to compare different DNS Servers - I always used to use GRC's as part of my initial survey when I went to site

    It can still be used to compare your ISP DNS server to the various free access ones out there or even between options from an ISP
    Thanks for the link.
    Networks, Networking, and anything to do with it, has always been my weak point in computing.
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  6.    22 Oct 2016 #16

    hi there

    What's new -- just the Hardware that people need to do this type of stuff is faster and a lot more sophisticated -- automation often makes for this type of malevolent attacks more "effective" - if that's the right word.

    Shows that you despite whatever the people operating the services say should never rely 100% on online services !!!

    I've even had to show people how to use an OLD FASHIONED MAP when their Sat Nav's have broken down -- and the concept of actually writing some of the key positions / junction numbers etc on a piece of paper !! was totally beyond their comprehension. We mustn't become too dependent on Technology.

    Denial of service has been around even when dial up modems were used -- shouldn't be any surprise here.

    Watch out for Ransomware at an International Level.

    I think Steve Hawkin was on to something when he said greatest threat to Mankind wasn't Nuclear war or International Terrorism but more likely to come from "A.I" - Artificial Intelligence and Robots. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    22 Oct 2016 #17

    LOL Jims...
    I agree about the "We mustn't become too dependent on Technology" bit... but equating DDoS to AI? it's worlds apart...
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       22 Oct 2016 #18

    Anyone ever try this: Dns Jumper
    It looks just right for Network Dummies like me.
    I found out about it at Lifehacker.
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       22 Oct 2016 #19

    For me in Bavaria, it found this to be the fastest:
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       22 Oct 2016 #20

    Cool for families they also have this: Dns Angel


    The internet is vast and uncensored, and can be the source of material that is damaging to young minds. Parents should play an active role in making sure that corrupting websites are being filtered and blocked ,and DNS Angel can help. It will aid in protecting your family from inappropriate websites, blocking them automatically. DNS Angel is portable and completely free. Children are our future. Please protect them.

    To aid in blocking inappropriate websites, DNS Angel uses only family safe DNS IP’s. For more info, please visit Family Safe DNS providers: Norton ConnectSafe , Yandex Family , Open Dns Parental Control
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