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Number of Rogue DNS Servers on the Rise 154

bosoxsux writes "Rogue DNS servers are an increasingly popular tool for scam artists, according to a new report. Their numbers are on the rise, in part because they're difficult for antivirus software to deal with. 'There are now approximately 68,000 rogue DNS servers across the Internet, The authenticity of the sites such servers redirect to varies greatly, from near-perfect copies to laughably bad, but the problem they represent is quite serious. Once an end user's computer has been modified to use a poisoned DNS server, the system can be directed to any fake web site the malware author feels like serving up.'"

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