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Progress on Open Home Gateways

By Thomas Orthbandt

Posted on July 14, 2014 in: Network, Security

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We’ve written extensively about open DNS proxies running in home gateways (“open home gateways”). Affected devices proxy DNS queries received on their WAN interface to whatever DNS resolver they are configured to use. This is typically the DNS configured by the ISP. The DNS has always been a handy tool for various kinds of attacks and the presence of these gateways gives attackers a back door into provider networks.

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