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[News] Microsoft is Losing to Open Source in DNS Servers

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft is Losing to Open Source in DNS Servers
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 06:39:40 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
DNS security improves as firms tool up to tackle spam

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| Infoblox's survey found that the number of internet-facing DNS servers 
| increased from 9m in 2006 to 11.5m in 2007, indicative of the overall growth 
| of the internet. Percentage usage of the most recent and secure version of 
| open-source domain name server software - BIND 9 - increased from 61 per cent 
| to 65 per cent over the last year. Use of BIND 8, by contrast, dropped from 
| 14 per cent in 2006 to 5.6 per cent this year. Usage of the Microsoft DNS 
| Server on web-facing systems also fell, decreasing to to 2.7 per cent in 2007 
| from five per cent last year.       


Was Gartner|IDC|MPD paid by Microsoft to produce a study and show how Microsoft
is losing? No? That's because they only publish paid-for FUD.

Months ago:

Microsoft preps 133 patches for Windows DNS hole

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft is working on 133 separate updates for the problem, Budd wrote.


Microsoft DNS Server Attacks Continue

,----[ Quote ]
| The concept enables malicious users to run code remotely under the
| system privileges generally granted to the DNS service itself.


Microsoft: Patch for critical DNS flaw may be ready by 8 May

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| The cmopany has been under pressure to address the flaw, reported
| last week, since software that exploits it has now been widely
| disseminated, and criminals are beginning to use it in attacks.


Attack code raises Windows DNS zero-day risk

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| At least four exploits for the vulnerability in the Windows domain
| name system, or DNS, service were published on the Internet over the 
| weekend, Symantec said in an alert Monday. 


Cybercrooks exploiting new Windows DNS flaw

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| Cybercrooks are using a yet-to-be-patched security flaw in certain
| Windows versions to attack computers running the operating systems,
| Microsoft warned late Thursday.


Microsoft's advisories giving clues to hackers

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| How's this for a new twist on the old responsible disclosure debate: 
| Hackers are taking advantage of information released in Microsoft's
| pre-patch security advisories to create exploits for zero-day
| vulnerabilities.


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