Client-side Name Collision Vulnerability in the New gTLD Era: A Systematic Study

@inproceedings{Chen2017ClientsideNC,
  title={Client-side Name Collision Vulnerability in the New gTLD Era: A Systematic Study},
  author={Qi Alfred Chen and Matthew Thomas and Eric Osterweil and Yulong Cao and Jie You and Zhuoqing Morley Mao},
  booktitle={ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security},
  year={2017}
}
The recent unprecedented delegation of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has exacerbated an existing, but fallow, problem called name collisions. One concrete exploit of such problem was discovered recently, which targets internal namespaces and enables Man in the Middle (MitM) attacks against end-user devices from anywhere on the Internet. Analysis of the underlying problem shows that it is not specific to any single service protocol, but little attention has been paid to understand the… CONTINUE READING

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