Google says Turkey ISPs blocking its DNS service

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 11:20am IST | Agency: ANI
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Google has reportedly alleged that Turkish Internet service providers are blocking its public DNS service by setting up masqueraded DNS servers.

The company confirmed that Turkey is actively blocking Google's public Domain Name System (DNS) service that translates numeric Internet Protocol addresses into the more human-readable domain names.

According to Cnet, software engineer Steven Carstensen wrote on Google's security blog that Google received several credible reports and "confirmed" with its own research that its DNS service is being intercepted by most Turkish Internet service providers (ISPs).

Carstensen explained that the Web misdirection was like someone changing phone numbers in your phone book, and said that that is what essentially happened: Turkish ISPs have set up servers that masquerade as Google's DNS service.




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