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Earthlink and Comcast ‘DNS’ Error Page Ads Let Hackers Hijack DNS

Ryan Singel, reporting for Wired News:

Seeking to make money from mistyped website names, some of the United States’ largest ISPs instead created a massive security hole that allowed hackers to use web addresses owned by eBay, PayPal, Google and Yahoo, and virtually any other large site.

(Thanks to Chris Pepper.)

Monday, 21 April 2008