Symantec Firewall DNS caching exploited

Breaking news… it appears that Symantec firewalls with DNS caching enabled have been exploited and are being used in a DNS cache poisoning scheme to redirect users to malicious sites where their machines are being exploited with ActiveX-containing toolbars. My suggestions:

  1. Disable DNS caching
  2. Replace the Symantec firewall if possible
  3. Stop using IE.

Details, sketchy as they are, at:

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