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APPS & WEB

Dozens of net applications susceptible to DNS cache poisoning via ‘forgot password’ characteristic

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Ben Dickson

23 July 2021 at 11:28 UTC

Updated: 23 July 2021 at 11:41 UTC

Of 146 analyzed, two purposes ended up susceptible to Kaminsky attacks, and 62 to IP fragmentation attacks

Vulnerabilities in the way internet sites take care of electronic mail domains have remaining numerous sites open up to DNS attacks that can direct to account hijacking, new study exhibits.

In a analyze of 146 website purposes, Timo Longin, safety researcher at SEC Check with, uncovered misconfigurations that malicious actors could exploit to redirect password reset emails to their individual servers.

DNS cache poisoning

Most web-sites have

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APPS & WEB

How Google and Apple’s Free Password Managers Compare With 1Password, Dashlane and Others

With ransomware attacks on the rise—and compromised passwords to blame for some of the hackings—there’s no better time to review your personal security practices.

It all starts with how you create and store passwords.

This software can create strong randomized passwords, then remember them for you, and they can auto-fill credentials, simplifying the login process. Having unique passwords is critical to your online security: Around 25% of security breaches in 2020 involved the use of stolen usernames and passwords, according to a Verizon report published in May.

In this column, I’m comparing the two main types:

  • The free manager built
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