3 Common DNS attack types and How to Fight Them

Do you want to learn more about DNS attack types? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place. In this article today, we will explore the 3 common ones and how to fight them. But first, let’s explain what a DNS attack actually is.

What does a DNS attack mean?

DNS was designed to reply to queries correctly and efficiently, not questioning their intent. As a result, DNS has significant flaws and the potential to be used as a conduit for cyber-attacks. So, we can say that a DNS attack occurs when hackers take advantage of weaknesses in the Domain Name System (DNS).

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How does DNS work?

What is DNS?

The DNS (Domain Name System) is a decentralized system with a strict hierarchical structure for naming devices and services on the Internet and private networks. It is an essential part of how today‚Äôs global connected network, the Internet, works. 

It is responsible for directing queries for a particular domain name, like goolge.com, through all the nameservers of different levels that know where the imputed domain name is located. It helps us by answering our domain name queries with the IP address of the host (IPv4 or IPv6 or both).  

It also finds services, verifies them in different ways, links different domain names, points to servers, redirects, and, in general, makes our lives a lot easier when using the Internet.  

DNS history

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