OK OK, this is not real hacking but it’s fun :) As well as there are some attack types, where the browser is been hijacked so the User can’t go to some specific web pages or the user will be forced to open that page as soon as they use they Internet browser, where the user will be directed to the FAKE/ phishing web page or malware loaded local site)
By default, when a Windows PC User tries to open a website from a browser, Windows will try to resolve the website name to its IP address from the local DNS cache.
The local cache is stored :
If this fails, it will query the host file and if there is no entry to the website there , then it will contact the DNS server which is set up in your NIC (Network Card) .
If there is any entry in the local cache , the PC will load or block that site depending on your settings. To make sure there is nothing in the DNS cache, you have to clear it so the little fun trick can work on your “vi... [More]