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When the Internet Depends Too Much on One Technology

Dangerous things happen.

Can you get anything done in the day, as a technical professional, without google? It’s pretty hard.

Well today someone decided to DNS hijack google and yahoo. Check out what they did to google’s DNS record:

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information.

GOOGLE.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.[DELETED].COM GOOGLE.COM.HAS.LESS.FREE.PORN.IN.ITS.SEARCH.ENGINE.THAN.[DELETED].COM GOOGLE.COM

I put [DELETED] in there so as to restrain any benefit to the hijackers.

This is the danger of monocultures. This is why monopolies must be carefully watched, less their tendency to groupthink make them, and by extension us, incapacitated by a core attack.