DNS Cache Poisoning Attack?

GameTanx

Newbie
[OP]
Jan 20, 2008
53
1
Mumbai
Today i got a weird alert from my ESET Smart Security's firewall.
Detected DNS Cache Poisoning Attack on the IP address 59.185.3.11

Is this serious? What happened exactly? Is that DNS Server infected?
I just started using this DNS Server today and got that warning within an hour (I reset my router yesterday since i could not login to the router page)
Now i have switched to the DNS server 59.185.3.10
Please comment.
 

Saurav

Looking for BSNL Broadband substitute
Regulars
Aug 19, 2008
1,172
37
Kolkata
use open dns or google dns.open dns:208.67.222.222208.67.220.220google dns:8.8.8.88.8.4.4
 

GameTanx

Newbie
[OP]
Jan 20, 2008
53
1
Mumbai
Will changing from MTNL DNS servers to Open DNS or Google DNS affect online gaming?Will there be lag?Btw now i got the same alert for the other DNS server too (59.185.3.10)Whats going on? Is anyone else having this problem?
 

sanke1

Well-Known Member
Aug 1, 2005
3,907
519
Mumbai
MTNL DNS servers are problematic. Use the DNS servers mentioned in this thread bySaurav
 

essbebe

MODERATOR
Regulars
Aug 20, 2006
9,804
81
Download/use Microsoft Malicious Software removal tool. FREE.
 


Dlink

Newbie
Mar 15, 2010
3
0
DNS cache poisoning is a hacking attack and is not the problem of DNS servers. The given ip address 59.185.3.11 is the attackers ip.
what you should do is


[*] Open Command Prompt (Type cmd in run and press Enter)
[*] Type: ipconfig /flushdns
[/list]This will flush your dns cache.
Also Full scan your computer with updated Eset Antivirus and a good anti-spyware like anti-malwarebytes or any other software also scan for any rootkit with the kaspersky Tdsskiller (Freely available on kaspersky website).

Hope that helps.
 

GameTanx

Newbie
[OP]
Jan 20, 2008
53
1
Mumbai
I scanned my system with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, Kaspersky TDSSKiller and MWAVScan. No infections were found.Also flushed DNS.Thanks for replying guys.
 

Similar threads