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Security Think Tank: Firms neglect DNS security at their peril

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Dec 10, 2018 12:41 AM 4+ mon ago

Security Think Tank: Firms neglect DNS security at their peril

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Enter command and control (C&C) communications, the mechanism by which malware can maintain contact with the criminal harbour from which it was launched. As with any good spy, getting out is more important than getting in, and these communication lines are paramount to the success of an attack.

Consequently, criminals have used all manner of devious and innovative means to maintain their C&C communication. A recent experiment pointed to the outlandish extremes that criminals could go to in order to enable the data to leave an infiltrated company. The flash of the hard disc drive was hacked and the LED light used to send out data in a form of rapid Morse code, which was filmed by ...

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