Comcast DNS entries temporarily hijacked

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Fri May 30 14:02:16 EDT 2008

Apparently some pranksters hijacked Comcast's DNS entries for a few

[Hat tip to Bill Squier for pointing the article out.]

This is hardly the first time such a thing has happened. No great harm
was done, but considerable harm could have been done.

For example, one wonders what would happen if bank like Chase that
foolishly trains their users to type passwords into non-https
protected pages had their DNS hijacked for a while. (Indeed, given the
fact that most users always ignore certificate warnings, even a pretty
good bank that consistently used https would have serious trouble.)

Perry E. Metzger		perry at

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