A-Z Glossary of Information Security and Social Engineering Terms

DNS Cache Poisoning

DNS Cache Poisoning

The attacker “poisons” the DNS cache of a DNS server with incorrect routing information. This results in DNS requests that resolve to the attacker’s proxy server and browser requests being surreptitiously redirected to a malicious domain where the login credentials and other sensitive information may be captured. See also Pharming, Credential Harvesting.

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