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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

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

DNS Hijacking: The Iranian Cybersecurity Threat That May Be Overlooked

The Iran geopolitical crisis will have unseen consequences on businesses worldwide. Last weekend, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert highlighting some of these business risks. 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

Retrospective: Post-GDPR Compliance Rates for Domain Enforcement

A success rate of one out of four might not seem like a reason to celebrate, but when it comes to registrar compliance rates, the current 25% rates that AppDetex clients enjoy is a substantial improvement from the single-digit compliance rates initially experienced immediately following the implementation of GDPR. 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

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