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Protecting IoT devices requires a DNS-based solution

IoT devices are fast becoming an everyday part of our lives. Whether it be in the role they play in manufacturing and industry or powering the appliances in our own homes, …

Dnsmasq vulnerabilities open networking devices, Linux distros to DNS cache poisoning

Seven vulnerabilities affecting Dnsmasq, a caching DNS and DHCP server used in a variety of networking devices and Linux distributions, could be leveraged to mount DNS cache …

How prevalent is DNS spoofing? Could a repeat of the Dyn/Mirai DDoS attack have the same results?

Two separate groups of academics have recently released research papers based on research into the Domain Name System (DNS). One has found that the overwhelming majority of …

Fake “DNS Update” emails targeting site owners and admins

Attackers are trying to trick web administrators into sharing their admin account login credentials by urging them to activate DNSSEC for their domain. Scam emails lead to …

DNSSEC still fueling DNS amplification attacks, TCP SYN flood attacks rise

DNS amplification attacks continue to increase in number, growing 4,788% over Q3 2018, according to Nexusguard. DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) remains the …

DNSSEC fueling new wave of DNS amplification attacks

DNS amplification attacks swelled in the second quarter of this year, with the amplified attacks spiking more than 1,000% compared with Q2 2018, according to Nexusguard. …

ICANN calls for wholesale DNSSEC deployment

In light of the recent DNS hijacking attacks, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is urging domain owners and DNS services to implement DNSSEC …

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