How to Keep a Phish Alive

Here's another example, this one out of Defcon here in Vegas, of how phishers and other online criminals work to stay one step ahead of the good guys. To get around attempts to shut down their phishing sites, the bad guys are using a trick with the domain name service, or DNS, that translates human readable names like into the IP addresses that computers use to find their way around on the Internet. DNS is a must-have; the Internet couldn't function without it.

But the crooks are using an otherwise useful, and often free, service called dynamic DNS to keep phishing sites alive. The service lets anyone who signs up for an account link a name to a changing IP address, which is good for things like using a webcam at home. PC World Today @ PC World

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 6th August 2006 11:27PM