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How Domain Reputation API Can Help Detect HTTPS-Protected Phishing Sites

Over the past five years, the Internet has seen the mass migration of websites from HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to its extension, HTTP Secure (HTTPS). HTTPS is a communication protocol that encrypts the data exchanged between sites and user agents. more

How to Avoid Fake Product Support Pages with WHOIS API's Help

Sometimes, seeing several permutations of a famous company's domain names is not just a mere coincidence. Often, these are typosquatting attempts. They are not merely a nuisance, either, because clicking such a URL can have severe effects. more

Reverse Domain Hijacking and the Use of WHOIS and Domain Brand Monitoring Tools

In a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) case, the complainant usually has to prove three elements to win. Failing to satisfy these evidentiary requirements can render the case not only null and void, but the panel may also consider it as a reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) instance. more

Addressing Cybersquatting Dangers Using Brand Alert API and WHOIS Lookup

While other organizations also hear Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the largest. more

Fake Airline Ticket Scams: Domain Spoofing and Other Red Flags

The holidays are a bustling time for businesses and, unfortunately, fraudsters too. Travel fraud is rife in the lead up to the festivities, with airline ticket scams taking center stage. According to a report by The Street, airlines lose US$2.4–4.8 billion yearly due to false bookings. Consumers, meanwhile, lose US$283–588 per transaction. more

Mitigating Phishing Attacks on Cloud/File Storage Services through Domain Reputation API

Moving more workloads to the cloud has become a top priority for enterprises. Some 96% of organizations are, in fact, already using cloud computing in one or more areas of their business. Cloud computing benefits enterprises in many ways, but perhaps the driving force behind the increased cloud adoption is this: Organizations that use cloud services grow faster. more

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: What It Is and How to Avoid It through a Domain Availability Check

Deciding on a domain name is both an exciting and challenging task that every website owner must undertake. A good domain name must sound interesting and be easy to remember while echoing the nature of the business. more

The Need for Email Address Verification in Light of Subpoena-Themed Phishing Attacks

At the most basic level, the Internet consists of interconnected networks that communicate using standard protocols such as the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and the Domain Name System (DNS). As such, it is built on trust or an honor system – trust that routing requests received from another network are valid, and the traffic sent in response to requests is legitimate. more

Mobile Apps Take the Lead, Scammers Follow

Mobile commerce has just reached another landmark milestone. For the first time ever, mobile transactions made up almost $1 of every $3 spent online during the post-Thanksgiving 2019 shopping weekend. more

The High Cost Of Privacy In A Post-GDPR World

It has officially been over a year since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect and in that time, we've come to see both the benefits, and the very serious drawbacks of this program. more