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  • Internet pioneer Paul Vixie: Build roads, not walls

    ​'Are you an optimist?' was the question put to Paul Vixie last week at Kaspersky's security analyst summit in Singapore, when he took to the stage to receive the security company's 'MVP' award.

    Written by George Nott15 April 19 09:37
  • A new kind of DDoS threat: The "Nonsense Name" attack

    There's a new species of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack targeting name servers, which could be called the "nonsense name" attack. It can wreak havoc on recursive and authoritative name servers alike, and some of our customers at Infoblox have fallen victim to it--but it's not always clear whether they were actually the targets.

    Written by By Cricket Liu, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Infoblox28 Jan. 15 08:39
  • How to stay ahead of threats to DNS servers

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By David Williamson, CEO, EfficientIP28 Jan. 15 05:36
  • Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA

    Two Australians will serve on the group overseeing the process that will result in an end to the US government's role in overseeing the Domain Name System (DNS).

    Written by Adam Bender07 July 14 13:55
  • LulzSec tweets as News’ DNS servers go down

    Just hours after claiming responsibility for hacking News International’s The Sun website and posting a fake story about Rupert Murdoch’s death, hacker group Lulz Security has tweeted that News International’s DNS servers are down denying access to some 1024 web addresses.

    Written by Rodney Gedda19 July 11 11:59
  • Local .au DNSSEC scoping complete: auDA

    Australia has moved a step closer to secure DNS services with the Australian .au Domain Administration (auDA) completing the assessment phase of the planned transition, but a final go-live data is yet to be decided.

    Written by Rodney Gedda27 June 11 11:48
  • P2P-based alternative to DNS hopes to challenge ICANN

    A group led by former Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde is forming to develop a peer-to-peer-based alternative to today's ICANN-controlled DNS system, according to a blog posted on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 Dec. 10 01:46
  • Dot-org domains can now be protected by DNSSEC

    On Wednesday, .org became the first generic top-level domain to offer its customers improved security using DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions).

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs24 June 10 02:56
  • To fight scammers, Russia cracks down on .ru domain

    In a bid to cut down on fraud and inappropriate content, the organization responsible for administering Russia's .ru top-level domain names is tightening its procedures.

    Written by Robert McMillan22 March 10 07:25
  • UK registry to implement DNS security protocol

    Nominet, the U.K.'s domain name registry, will begin implementing a security protocol on Monday designed to protect the DNS (Domain Name System).

    Written by Jeremy Kirk01 March 10 03:34
  • Google launches alternative DNS resolver

    Google has created a new system to resolve DNS (domain name system) queries that the company claims will speed up Web browsing for end-users, as well as make it more secure.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez04 Dec. 09 06:57