In the vast, interconnected web of the internet, security is paramount. One vulnerability that stands out for its potential to disrupt and deceive is DNS spoofing. This blog post will dive into what DNS spoofing is, how it works, the risks it poses, and, crucially, how you can protect yourself and your organization from falling victim to this cyber threat.

What Is DNS Spoofing?

DNS spoofing, also known as DNS cache poisoning, is a form of cyberattack in which the attacker introduces false information into a DNS resolver’s cache, causing the DNS query to return an incorrect IP address. This misdirection typically leads users to malicious websites without their knowledge, opening the door to further exploitation.

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The function of a Private DNS server

A Private DNS server appears to be something unique, as the name suggests. It creates a connection between your network and the Domain Name System server, preventing unauthorized access to data. These DNS networks are separate from the Public DNS. Think of it as a little private library with a selection of books. There are benefits and drawbacks to this. You will indeed be unable to read several genres of literature. However, there is one benefit: since your library is private, no one will know what you are reading.

Additionally, DNS over TLS (Transport Layer Security) or DNS over HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) are terms we use to refer to Private. This is due to the fact that all DNS queries are encrypted when using DoT (DNS over TLS) or DoH (DNS over HTTPS). This makes it much harder for nefarious third parties to watch your online behavior.

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