DNS cache poisoning… cure it with Spoofstick

With the recent concern with DNS cache poisoning, there is nothing an end user can do about connecting to a site that isn’t whom it says it is. Until Spoofstick. Available for FireFox or Internet Explorer.
Spoofstick:

SpoofStick is a simple browser extension that helps users detect spoofed (fake) websites. A spoofed website is typically made to look like a well known, branded site (like ebay.com or citibank.com) with a slightly different or confusing URL. The attacker then tries to trick people into going to the spoofed site by sending out fake email messages or posting links in public places – hoping that some percentage of users won’t notice the incorrect URL and give away important information. This practice is sometimes known as “phishing”.

  • Sloe Moe

    SpoofStick does nothing to protect against DNS cache poisoning. When a poisoned DNS server redefines where ebay.com (for example) goes, no address bar tool will be of any help.

  • Sloe Moe

    SpoofStick does nothing to protect against DNS cache poisoning. When a poisoned DNS server redefines where ebay.com (for example) goes, no address bar tool will be of any help.