MTN Security Challenge. Why company to deal with notorious hackers trying to steal free data from them? The reason is there are .

Because according to various cybersecurity researcher group . There is a vulnerability backdoor in the MTN network. Allows experienced hackers to free data using DNS tunneling hacking .

Notice the Domain Name System (DNS) is a group of servers the Internet. Which enable the of humanly readable domains. Such www. example we Internet Protocol addresses.

Tunneling hacking skills refer to intelligent practice a hacker of routing traffic. Over a port or a  protocol, it does travel over.

practice of tunneling hacking is somehow legal at a certain level. Because the exact process Virtual Private Networking, VPN services do to secure data limited Internet .

How does the DNS tunneling work?

The DNS tunneling is like someone a in the protocol used DNS. However, is an . This type of operation orchestrated by hackers. Individuals want to bypass controls put in to safeguard a network.

According to specialist. It is technically to free data using DNS tunneling the MTN network. The specialist continues said eventually it will be a remarkably fast because of the limitation of the DNS protocol.

Nevertheless, Internet security analyst noticed connections to MTN’s DNS servers reset often. It’s a move any doubt”, put a countermeasure to interrupting persistent connections, the network.

Nonetheless, there is another possibility to reach MTN’s root DNS servers even if you no airtime or data, the researcher added.

Besides the existant vulnerability presented by DNS tunneling, the cybersecurity specialist does notice other issues with the captive portal is displayed you run out of data airtime.
Crucially, the page does not a security certificate at all. The reason is the IP of the MTN No Funds domain (196.11.240.215) is equally associating with several other MTN domains.

This bridge in the network could exploited by phishing scams with low Hacking skill .

Why MTN is resisting attack ?
It’s is to know that “DNS tunneling is just one of many of cyber attacks that operators on a constant basis,” executive for corporate affairs at MTN Jacqui O’Sullivan said in an interview

“MTN is monitoring any security attacks or bypass mechanisms, and built-in protocols to such attacks.”

O’Sullivan said MTN aware of the exploit identified by the researcher, well the example they provided in the vulnerabilities they discovered. “In instances measures we’re putting in to limit MTN’s exposure,” O’Sullivan said.

“MTN proactively manages this environment and because the attempted attacks are constantly changing, we focus on identifying the abuse and then implementing the necessary controls.”

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