[dns-operations] Dan Kaminsky has passed away
yongpanng at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 04:02:09 UTC 2021
Sorry to hear that. Best wishes.
On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:07 AM Dave Lawrence <tale at dd.org> wrote:
> Our friend and colleague Dan Kaminsky has passed away of complications
> from diabetes. He was the discoverer/inventor of the DNS
> vulnerability that came to bear his name, the ability to take over
> whole swaths of domains much more easily than had previously been
> thought possible.
> Announcement from his niece:
> There are many pages that describe the vulnerability to varying
> degrees of depth. The key to it is first poisoning caches for the
> authority records of a zone. This lets an attacker then redirect many
> records within the zone at their leisure. Here's one write-up about it:
> An entertaining, short video of the early stages of his experience
> with the vulnerability:
> For those who had not met him, he had a generous heart and a quick
> wit. I will miss him.
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