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The Biggest Cyber Attack In History Is Taking Place Right Now

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Internet speeds around the world have noticeably slowed down due to a massive "distributed denial of service" attack, reports the BBC. These DDoS attacks bombard targeted web servers with so much dummy traffic that people trying to access a site for legitimate purposes are unable to do so. It's most...
The Biggest Cyber Attack In History Is Taking Place Right Now

Comcast starts public DNSSEC trial

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Tuesday, Comcast announced a public trial that any Comcast cable Internet access user can participate in. And a year from now, DNSSEC validation will be rolled out throughout all of Comcast's DNS resolvers. Comcast will also be signing all of the domains it hosts, including comcast.com, comcast.net, and xfinity.com....
Comcast starts public DNSSEC trial
500,000 zombie PCs imperiled as expiration of court order approaches

OpenDNS introduces VPN, content filtering for mobile devices

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OpenDNS, a company that specializes in secure Domain Name System lookups, has released a suite of security services built around its core DNS product that are intended to provide safer browsing outside of a corporate network. Called Umbrella, the service allows administrators to enforce content-specific browsing policies while a...
OpenDNS introduces VPN, content filtering for mobile devices
ICANN awarded control of internet's underlying address system for up to seven more years

Report: Open DNS resolvers increasingly abused to amplify DDoS attacks

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Open and misconfigured DNS (Domain Name System) resolvers are increasingly used to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to a report released Wednesday by HostExploit, an organization that tracks Internet hosts involved in cybercriminal activities. In the latest edition of its World Hosts Report, which covers the third quarter...
Report: Open DNS resolvers increasingly abused to amplify DDoS attacks

ICANN Haz New CEO?

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization that oversees the Internet’s domain name system, has appointed a new CEO: Fadi Chehadé. A former IBM executive who quarterbacked the company’s collaboration with Hewlett-Packard on RosettaNet, Chehadé is known for his diplomatic skills. What he’s not well known for...
ICANN Haz New CEO?

Chinese operators hope to standardize a segmented Internet

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A technology draft written by employees at China Mobile and China Telecom and submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force describes how the Internet could be split into several parts using the Domain Name System and in the process give countries more control over their own segment of the network....
Chinese operators hope to standardize a segmented Internet
Chinese '.catholic' will be the first top-level domain considered in ICANN expansion

AT&T suffers DNS outage, some U.S. firms affected

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Some AT&T customers are being affected by a failure in the carrier's DNS (Domain Name System) servers that began Wednesday morning....
AT&T suffers DNS outage, some U.S. firms affected

ICANN's CEO sees crucial times in efforts for a free Internet

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U.S. advocates for a free global Internet need to reach out to other nations to encourage their participation in open governance bodies like the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization's president and CEO said. Defenders of a free and open Internet are "facing a pretty...
ICANN's CEO sees crucial times in efforts for a free Internet

Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada

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Anti-piracy efforts in the United States have been so successful that they should be imported to Canada. At least, that's the view of the Canadian Intellectual Property Council, an arm of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that represents the interests of major content companies in Canada. A white paper urges...
Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada

New Windows-based tool can encrypt DNS requests

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A security company specializing in the Domain Name System has released a Windows version of a tool that encrypts DNS requests, which could be spied on to reveal a user's browsing activity....
New Windows-based tool can encrypt DNS requests

GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked

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A member of the Anonymous collective claims responsibility for hacking the internet's largest domain registrarGoDaddy, the internet's largest domain registrar, was hacked on Monday morning by a member of the Anonymous hacking group. Although it was not clear how many websites were affected, "DNS" or Domain Name System, "GoDaddy" and...
GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked

DNSChanger Trojan: is your computer infected and what do to if it is

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An estimated 64,000 Americans could lose internet access on Monday if the DNSChanger malware is not removedAn estimated 64,000 computers infected with the DNSChanger Trojan could lose internet access on Monday when the FBI removes a temporary fix for computers infected with the malware. An organized criminal group called Rove...
DNSChanger Trojan: is your computer infected and what do to if it is

Canadian IP Lobby Calls For SOPA North, Complete With Website Blocking And Secondary Liability

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The Canadian IP Council, one of the country's biggest intellectual property lobbying groups, has just released its policy roadmap (pdf) for the coming years, and the list of goals and recommendations is disturbingly ambitious. The document focuses primarily on counterfeiting and trademark issues, but its list of remedies amounts to...
Canadian IP Lobby Calls For SOPA North, Complete With Website Blocking And Secondary Liability
Feature: How Anonymous plans to use DNS as a weapon

Google, Microsoft, PayPal, other Romanian sites hijacked by DNS hackers

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For a brief time, people trying to visit google.ro on Wednesday were connected to this page instead. Kaspersky Labs Romanian websites for Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal, and other operators were briefly redirected to a rogue server on Wednesday. The redirect is most likely a result of a decade-old hacking...
Google, Microsoft, PayPal, other Romanian sites hijacked by DNS hackers

DDoS-for-hire service works with blessing of FBI, operator says

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A website that accepts payment in exchange for knocking other sites offline is perfectly legal, the proprietor of the DDoS-for-hire service says. Oh, it also contains a backdoor that's actively monitored by the FBI. Ragebooter.net is one of several sites that openly accepts requests to flood sites with huge...
DDoS-for-hire service works with blessing of FBI, operator says

Critical denial-of-service flaw in BIND software puts DNS servers at risk

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A flaw in the widely used BIND DNS (Domain Name System) software can be exploited by remote attackers to crash DNS servers and affect the operation of other programs running on the same machines....
Critical denial-of-service flaw in BIND software puts DNS servers at risk
DSL modem hack used to infect millions with banking fraud malware

WikiLeaks, Demonoid, and security site felled by crude (but potent) attacks

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What do WikiLeaks, Demonoid, and security website KrebsOnSecurity have in common? They've all been the target of crippling denial-of-service attacks carried out over the past two weeks by faceless enemies determined to punish the sites for viewpoints or services they find objectionable. Radical transparency website WikiLeaks is going into its...
WikiLeaks, Demonoid, and security site felled by crude (but potent) attacks

Google will alert users to DNSChanger malware infection

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Google is using a clever Domain Name System hack to let people infected with the DNSChanger malware know that they have only a few weeks left before their Internet connection goes dead. [Read more]...
Google will alert users to DNSChanger malware infection

VeriSign, maintainter of net's DNS, warns it was repeatedly hacked

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VeriSign, the company that manages a key internet database for routing traffic to websites and email addresses, exposed private information after being hacked on multiple occasions in 2010, the company quietly disclosed late last year. While executives with the Reston, Virginia company said they don't believe servers that maintain...
VeriSign, maintainter of net's DNS, warns it was repeatedly hacked
Guerilla researcher created epic botnet to scan billions of IP addresses

Facebook encountering DNS issues, making it unavailable for some users

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Facebook has been encountering some DNS issues this afternoon that are making it unavailable to many users. The site’s Domain Name System servers are not directing folks to its site, causing it to appear as if the network is down completely. As of this writing, it’s been down for some...
Facebook encountering DNS issues, making it unavailable for some users

SEC filing reveals VeriSign was hacked numerous times in 2010, extent of damage unclear

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Reuters has discovered that Internet infrastructure company VeriSign was successfully attacked numerous times by hackers in 2010, with the full extent of the compromise still unknown. Of particular concern are the company's DNS servers — VeriSign operates the authoritative registry for the .com and .net domains, amongst others —...
SEC filing reveals VeriSign was hacked numerous times in 2010, extent of damage unclear

W3C Proposes Push API Specification

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The Internet runs on standards. Without standards, we wouldn’t have the Domain Name System (DNS) which resolves hostnames to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) which served up this very web page. Even web service APIs, which can vary wildly depending on the back-end service, depend...
W3C Proposes Push API Specification

Google Wants To Operate .Search As A "Dotless" Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

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If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. Last year, Google applied to manage the .app, .blog, .cloud and .search generic top-level domain (gTLD) names as part of a major expansion of the domain-name system. ICANN, which...
Google Wants To Operate .Search As A "Dotless" Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others
Facebook says outages actually due to change in DNS, not hack
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