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The SPoF that is DNS

The idea behind “SPoF,” or “Single Point of Failure,” is that if one part of a system fails, then the entire system fails. It’s not desirable. In IT and security circles, if a system or application can be disrupted or degraded severely by the failure of just one component or subcomponent, then we usually deem the design to have a flaw.


Understanding DNS attacks: Identifying and patching vulnerabilities

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names into IP addresses. Every device and website has an IP address that other devices, websites, and online services use to communicate with it. IP addresses are a string of numbers usually formatted as However, we use domain names since people can’t easily remember these numbers.


What DNS over HTTPS (DoH) Is & How to Enable in Windows 10

When your web browser accesses a website, it needs to first translate the friendly URL (such as to the public server IP address of the server that hosts that website. This is known as a DNS lookup. Traditional DNS is unencrypted, unlike modern HTTPS web traffic that’s almost entirely secured via HTTPS these days.


LOLBins: executing payloads through DNS records

In this blog post, we outline the research our Threat Intelligence team has undertaken into this new attack vector. A new LOLBins tactic for executing payloads through PowerShell was released by Alh4zr3d, a security researcher, on Twitter in September 2022. In the tweet, the security researcher recommended that organisations stay away from IEX and Invoke-WebRequest when using PowerShell commands and, as a substitute, host a text record with their payload on a domain.


Cloud DNS Security - How to protect DNS in the Cloud

When using DNS in the Cloud, security cannot be forgotten. This article is for cloud architects and security practitioners who would like to learn more about deployment options to DNS security and security best practices for DNS in the Cloud. You will learn DNS best practices for DNS security, and see the advantages of a cloud approach for DNS. The three main requirements for DNS are: In this article, we begin with DNS basics, then move on to the topic of DNS in the Cloud.


Identify security vulnerabilities with DNS-based threat detection

The Domain Name System (DNS) is responsible for mapping client-facing domain names to their corresponding IP addresses, making it a fundamental element of the internet. DNS-level events provide valuable information about network traffic that can be used to identify malicious activity. For instance, monitoring DNS lookups can help you see whether a host on your network attempted to connect to a site known to contain malware.


How to Secure AWS Route 53 with Sysdig

Either through human error or intentionally, configuration changes in the cloud may suddenly increase your attack surface. AWS Route 53 is an example of a service that needs to be continuously tracked for risky changes. As the first line of defense of our cloud, it is necessary to secure Amazon Route 53 and monitor risky configuration changes to avoid unwanted surprises. As you probably know, AWS Route 53 is of course a very popular DNS service offered by AWS, with millions of top-level domains.


Enriched attack surface view, DNS filtering, and more

Taking action on your attack surface requires a complete overview of what is exposed. This includes details such as open – and previously open! – ports, DNS records, and when the asset was last seen. These details help security teams respond more effectively to issues as they occur in production. It’s now possible for Surface Monitoring customers to drill down into an asset with the new Details page, which you can access by selecting an asset from the Attack Surface view.


How DNS filtering can help protect your business from Cybersecurity threats

The Domain Name System (DNS) is an important tool that connects devices and services together across the Internet. Managing your DNS is essential to your IT cybersecurity infrastructure. When poorly managed, DNS can become a huge landscape for attackers. Nonetheless, when properly configured, DNS is a key line of defense against cyber threats for your organization. DNS filtering is an essential component of business cybersecurity.