Domain hijacking and traffic rerouting can raise serious threats to national security . [Image Source: Chris Woebken/Flickr]
The FCC and some others have advocated a new protocol dubbed DNSSEC (" System Security Extensions"), but the coalition shied away from accepting that effort. The key point of contention is that the new protocol would expose all the within a particular host, which would give attackers a virtual laundry list of who to attack.
Standards committees are working to address this major security flaw, but a robust solution has not yet been fully realized.
In the meantime, the coalition hopes to push browser-makers to do a better job monitoring DNS antics, and protecting users from visiting known hostile domains.
Together, the ISPs and FCC's DNS/routing pact is dubbed "the DNS code of conduct".
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