Friday Hacks #64, Feb 21

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This Friday, we have a talk by Indra from SimplerCloud. See you!

Date/Time: Friday, February 21st at 6:30pm Venue: SR2, Education Resource Centre, University Town; Map//

Free pizza is served before the talks.

Talk: DNS Spoofing - The Basics and How to Prevent it

Talk Description:

How can you take down a country’s Internet and prevent more than 6 million users from surfing web pages for 8 hours without even standing up? Try DNS cache poisoning. In late January 2014, a case of DNS spoofing in China caused all web queries to be routed to a single IP address in the US, suspending two-thirds of all Chinese internet traffic for several hours. The Domain Name System (DNS) is the fundamental addressing system that runs the Internet.  This talk gives a brief overview of how it works, and briefly addresses DNS cache poisoning, also known as DNS spoofing, how such issues occur and can be mitigated. Learning a bit about DNS cache poisoning could go a long way towards preventing major issues.
Speaker Profile:

Indra Pramana, CEO, SimplerCloud

Indra Pramana has more than 18 years of experience in the Internet and hosting industry. He started his career in 1995 at PT Rahajasa Media Internet (RADNET), a leading Internet Service Provider in Indonesia, before joining Webvisions Pte Ltd (now ICONZ-Webvisions Pte Ltd) as VP, Network, one of Asia’s largest hosting companies, in 2000. He has a Masters Degree on Information Technology from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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