March 31, 2008: DNS Addressing Flaw
2008 – Dan Kaminsky announced he has been in contact with Microsoft over a flaw in the DNS naming system. At this time, there were no other details as to keep this issue as secret as possible while they try to fix the problem.
On March 27, Kaminsky discovered that within the Conficker virus, the hosts had a detectable signature when scanned remotely. This was known as DNS Cache poisoning. Over 568,000 computers were infected because of this. The patch was released on July 8th, 2008.
Wikazine – Full show notes of Technology History for March 31
- Construction of Harvard Mark I
- Atari gets a Cease and Desist letter in manufacturing Tetris.
- Microsoft Bob for Windows is released