Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Research Paper - Serial over the next few days.

Testing the security of the DNS Infrastructure
Has the security of the DNS Infrastructure Improved?


Abstract
This research was designed to test the composition and security of the Internet backbone, DNS. Quantitative experiments designed to record the versions and a relative security grading will be compared with a prior study completed in 2000.

From this experiment we will determine if the Levels of Security (based on patching practices, vulnerabilities and versions) has improved since 2000. An analysis of how the TLD[1]’s and Australian servers compare to the general population of DNS Servers worldwide will also be conducted.

These results will allow an extrapolation of the state of security on the Internet in general as the Internets level of security is based on the overall level of DNS Security.

[1] TLD, Top Level Domains

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