SecurityTrails Blog · Jun 09 · by Sara Jelen

Fighting Against Phishing Attacks: Top 18 Best Phishing Auditing Tools

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Phishing is the most common type of social engineering attack, as well as one of the most frequent attack methods on the Internet in general. It's a simple concept: creating a fake website that impersonates a legitimate one that the target frequents, and sending them a security notice that urges them to 'click on the following link'—which then leads them to a fake website, where they'll be prompted to log in.

Today we will show you how DNSTrails historical DNS records can help you to recover your lost DNS records.

Modern DevOps are not only responsible for developing and debugging your app, but also to manage your IT infrastructure and services, like the DNS servers along with their dns zones and records.

Managing domain names and their dns zones can be tricky some times, once you edit the DNS zone and changes are propagated there is no way back to know what value they had.

Let’s suppose you just needed to know the old IP, and the dns propagation is already made since hours or days ago. You try to ping the DNS record and it already resolves to the new IP, same from all over the world… of course, it was changed yesterday and it is now fully propagated.

There is a fast way to know your old DNS Records using DNSTrails historical data, exactly the same as @jamesfmackenzie did for his site. He lost lost his DNS records and by simply using DNSTrails historical dns data, he was able to recover the records in just seconds.

Historical data