[dns-operations] Dan Kaminsky has passed away

James Stevens js at jrcs.net
Mon Apr 26 23:08:39 UTC 2021

I see Sarah (his niece) has made an appeal for a copy of a video, maybe 
somebody in this group might have a copy?

"Right after Black Hat in 2008. We had just debuted our Sarah On DNS 
video. If anyone happens to have a copy of that video or can somehow 
find it, youtube took it down and I would very much appreciate any help 
locating that video"


On 26/04/2021 02:59, Dave Lawrence 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:
> https://twitter.com/sarahbrie/status/1386384261133922310
> 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:
> http://unixwiz.net/techtips/iguide-kaminsky-dns-vuln.html
> An entertaining, short video of the early stages of his experience
> with the vulnerability:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-v_wJIJUI4
> For those who had not met him, he had a generous heart and a quick
> wit.  I will miss him.
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