How to check and prevent DNS hijack??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bp1000, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    I've recently become a little more paranoid of DNS hijacking especially as i use online banking regularly.

    I know OS X did have something built in to prevent this hijacking but i'm still looking for ways to ensure it is the banks web site i'm logging into and not a carbon copy of it hosted on scammers web sites.

    Does anyone use DNS verification tools. I really dont know where to start

    I use openDNS but i'm worried about software that can intercept your traffic or click on cloaking links or accidentally install malware which redirects queries.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't have to worry about DNS hijacking unless you willingly install malware. Read the What security steps should I take? in the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for steps to prevent introduction of malware, including DNS hijackers.
     

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