TechCrunch Article: Who Protects The Internet?

In his Who Protects The Internet? article, Matt Rutherford mentions something near and dear to us as an example of hackers, er, citizens protecting the Internet:
Just look at Dan Kaminsky, a computer consultant who discovered a fundamental flaw in DNS, allowing him control over any website online. This flaw was astounding in what it gave access to – yet Dan Kaminsky didn’t turn to a government agency or organization, or abuse the hack himself.

ISC SIE cache poisoning attempt detection tool

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 18:22:46 -0400 From: Robert Edmonds To: dns-operations Subject: [dns-operations] release of ISC SIE cache poisoning attempt detection tool hi, ISC SIE has developed a tool for detecting cache poisoning attempts. it consists of two parts: ncaptool, the part which performs packet gathering, reassembly, and dns filtering; and mod_urstate, a message processing module which attempts to statefully detect unsolicited responses that may be indicative of cache poisoning attempts.

txidtest.dns-oarc.net -- Check your resolver's transaction ID behavior

2023-06-01: This service has been deprecated in favor of Check My DNS.

A number of people have been asking for a way to check transaction ID randomness, in addition to source port randomness. OARC's porttest tool has now been expanded to also report on transaction IDs. To use it, issue a TXT query for the name txidtest.dns-oarc.net. For example, with dig: