Attackers will often hijack the domain name system either on your computer or the website you intended to visit.
To access sites on the internet, computers use Domain Name Servers (DNS) to translate addresses into numbers, another area of vulnerability for intruders to violate your network. Attackers have been known to breach insecure DNS servers and tap into security holes within the Domain Name System. There are a variety of cyberattacks that can be used on vulnerable servers and DNS caches.
How is my system vulernable?
DNS cache poisoning and DNS spoofing are good examples. DNS cache poisoning tricks servers into connecting to malicious sites. For instance Let’s say you want to go to PayPal, when your cache has been poisoned you will be sent to a fraudulent PayPal site, where sensitive data and personal financial information are entered and then stolen. This scam is also known as DNS spoofing, you’ve now been led to a “spoofed” site as your cache has been “poisoned.”
Blue Sky has a plan.
Blue Sky strives to prevent you from becoming a victim of these tactics. Our Next-Gen firewall will secure the DNS and prevent attackers from hijacking the machine and users from being sent to malicious websites. It will filter the websites visited to keep you from going to google.com instead of google.com. If you try to visit a malicious website, it will be blocked, and you will get a message saying you almost ended up in a dangerous place. Simultaneously, have you ever wanted to block your employees from going to certain websites, like Facebook or adult websites? Our DNS filter can help you accomplish just that by keeping your employees away from unwanted areas of the internet.