- 1 Post By hackerman1
15th February 2014, 18:34 #1
Warning: VPN client activates previously disabled DNS cache!
I´m using a HOSTS-file from Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File
Following their recommendations i have disabled the DNS-cache in order to prevent DNS-cache poisoning.
A few days ago when i was checking some settings in "Services" i noticed that the DNS-cache was enabled !?
I tried to disable it, which was denied because: "other services depends on it".
I found out that it was a process from CyberGhost VPN which i installed two months ago that needed the DNS-cache running.
But, during the installation there was no information regarding activation of the DNS-cache !?
That is unresponsible, not telling the user they are messing with the security-settings.
So be aware, if you like me have disabled the DNS-cache in order to prevent DNS cache poisoning, then watch out if you install CyberGhost VPN or similar VPN-clients !
I posted information about how to activate and disable the DNS-cache with a bat-file here:
Activate and disable the DNS cache with a bat file
Using those 2 bat-files it´s possible to have the DNS-cache active only when needed,
when you are using the VPN-client.
Last edited by hackerman1; 16th February 2014 at 12:02.