Tutorial On DNS Cache Poisoning (Redirect abc.com By Entering xyz.com In Address Bar)

Hello guys! Today I'm going to post about a hacking technique named "DNS Spoofing or DNS Cache Poisoning". DNS cache poisoning is a computer hacking attack, whereby data is introduced into a Domain Name System (DNS) name server's cache database, causing the name server to return an incorrect IP address, diverting traffic to another computer (often the attacker's).

This trick is commonly used by hackers for redirecting original site to fake site (like opening Facebook, Gmail would open fake facebook, gmail).
DNS Cache Poisoning
Let's understand it by taking an example:
  • Go to C:\Windows\ System32\ Drivers\ etc\ Hosts
  • Open it with notepad.
  • Write www.google.com below localhost like that: localhost  www.google.com
Where is IP address of yahoo, you can change it whatever you want. If you are thinking about knowing IP address of any site, then go to command prompt> Type ping site name, for e.g. ping www.facebook.com

Note: Even you can use it for phishing purpose.

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    March 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM delete

    But we can do it only on that pc from which we have physical relationship....................................

    But how we can do it if we don't have control over somebody else pc............

    March 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM delete

    @Abhinav: bro it's just a basic idea how it work!! use some ways like making a batch file, which would replace victim's hosts file to yours!! n if you hv question about how to run it on victim computer, then use some social engg techniques!!

    January 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM delete

    I cannot tamper the data of my system32/drivers/etc folder ???

    How will i do that ?

    January 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM delete

    @Anonymous: for it, you would have to change security permissions for that file or folder containing the file.


    Thank you for your comment.