Archive for March 13th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

In the news this week, an attack on Google and Speakeasy DNS servers prevented access to some, but not all, of Apple’s web sites.

Tom's Mac Tips: How to Change Your Mac's DNS Settings

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The attack came in the form of injecting bad DNS (Domain Name Server) entries into the two popular DNS servers. As a result of the incorrect entries, the targeted sites (Apple, in this case) became blocked and users were unable to access them.

Although this type of DNS attack doesn’t often happen to major DNS providers, it can be frustrating to their users when it does. When you repeatedly can’t access a web site, the problem can often be incorrect DNS entries.

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