Industry moves as one to patch massive Internet security hole

Sat at your desk you log onto your bank’s web site to check you accounts. Everything looks normal - but after three failed attempts to log in you are told that you must contact your bank. Just minutes later your bank accounts have been emptied. This might have been the work of science fiction until this week’s announcement of a major design flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) that runs the internet, writes Stewart Twynhamt.

The online heist really could have come from the script of a disaster movie.

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DNS test ....

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http://www.dnsstuff.com/ - and press 'TEST NOW'

DNSstuff has released a new tool to help organizations detect if their DNS servers are vulnerable to the DNS protocol flaw revealed last week.

DNSstuff.com is offering a free tool for organizations looking to test the susceptibility of their domain name servers to a fundamental flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol revealed publicly last week