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First DNSSEC Key Ceremony for the Root Zone Held Today

The global deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is charging ahead. ...today, ICANN hosted the first production key ceremony at a secure facility in Culpepper, Va. where the first cryptographic digital key was used to secure the Internet root zone. more»

Neustar Announces DNSSEC for .US and .BIZ

Neustar, Inc. announced today that its registry team has completed deployment of DNSSEC in the .US zone and is ready to accept Delegation Signer (DS) records. The .BIZ zone will follow quickly, accepting records as early as August 1, 2010, making it the second gTLD to be fully DNSSEC-enabled. more»

Afilias' Ram Mohan Named to IDG's InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards for DNSSEC Leadership

Afilias announces its Chief Technology Officer, Ram Mohan, has been named to IDG's InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards for his work and innovation in deploying Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the Internet's domain name system (DNS). more»

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated

Neustar today announced its proud support for the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) debate "The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated" on June 8 at the Newseum. The popular Oxford-style debate series is based in New York City, and Neustar's underwriting makes possible this first IQ2US debate in Washington, D.C. more»

Phishers Beware!

The days of viral phishing are over. Since its inception, phishing, has always been a criminal magnet. It has a low start-up cost and few barriers to entry. At .ORG, Public Interest Registry, we work hard to combat phishing attacks. more»

The State of Phishing

Over the last three years, the Anti-Phishing Working Group's semiannual Global Phishing Survey has become a widely cited source of information about the state of phishing and its place in the Internet landscape. Afilias' Director of Domain Security, Greg Aaron, has been co-authoring these reports with Rod Rasmussen of Internet Identity, with the goal to show the community what phishers are doing and how anti-abuse measures are effective. more»

Web Server 911: Wikipedia SNAFU Indicates Need for DNS Monitoring and Failover

On March 24, online encyclopedia giant Wikipedia went offline for more than 2 hours because of an overheating problem in one of their data centers. Even though they had had a DNS failover procedure, it was broken. The result: millions of users could not access Wikipedia for hours. more»

Preventing Your DNS Account from Being Hacked

Recent years have brought a plague of attacks targeting your ability to do business online. Whether in the form of distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), spam, phishing, or Facebook and Twitter scams. Likely the most disturbing issue for e-commerce organizations has been the growing prevalence of DDoS attacks waged to interrupt their business, or worse, to extort money. more»

MarkMonitor Year in Review Report: How Escalating Online Brand Abuse is Used to Monetize Web Traffic

The report reveals the total number of phishing attacks was at an all-time high, with attacks targeting social network sites increasing to represent two percent of all phish attacks in 2009. The report spotlights the techniques and scams used by fraudsters and cybercriminals to monetize web traffic using well-known brands as the lure. more»

.ORG to Fully Deploy DNSSEC in June

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announces plans to complete the final step to realizing full DNSSEC deployment in the .ORG registry by accepting second level signed .ORG zones beginning in June of 2010. This positions .ORG as the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment. more»