If you haven't heard about the current DNS vulnerability, here is a Reader's Digest-like summary. Security guru Dan Kaminsky found a vulnerability that could give the bad guys a relatively easy way to redirect Internet traffic. For example: You might think you are logging on to Bank of America's Web site. But instead, some hacker may have just exploited a domain name system vulnerability and is now in control of your identity.
Kaminsky deserves credit for finding this flaw and alerting the Internet community so it could fix the problem. This effort is well under way, but … Read more