From the category archives:

DNS

About a year ago, The Spamhaus Project was victim to what was then considered the worst to date DDoS attack. It directed DNS response traffic at a rate of nearly 300 gigabytes per second against Spamhaus’s name servers flooding them, making them unable to resolve requests for www.spamhaus.org and making www.spamhaus.org appear down to anyone […]

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Hace ya un año que The Spamhaus Project fue víctima del que, en su momento, fue considerado el más grande ataque distribuido de denegación de servicios. Los atacantes lograron enviar 300 gigabytes por segundo contra los servidores de nombres de dominio de Spamhaus, haciendo que éstos no pudieran responder las solicitudes de resolución del nombre […]

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Our main role at ICANN is to coordinate and manage those unique identifiers that make the Domain Name System work. It’s probably fair to say most Internet users in Africa, like elsewhere, don’t really care about the IP addresses assigned to their machines or the domain names under which their website or email systems operate. […]

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The Heartbleed Bug: Are you at risk?

by Dave Piscitello on April 9, 2014

Researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in OpenSSL, a software that provides secure (encrypted) communications for electronic commerce, banking, and secure remote access (SSL VPN). This vulnerability has been termed the Heartbleed Bug. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability can read data from the memory of an attacked server. If the attacker is able to […]

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Do you know IANA?

by Elise Gerich on March 26, 2014

If you ask people what IANA is, you could get a range of answers. Some would say the IANA is Jon Postel, a pioneer of the early Internet.. Others might ask, “Could you spell that for me?” We hear “IANA” thrown around a lot these days and it’s clear most people aren’t clear at all. […]

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Laying the Groundwork for the IANA Transition

by Theresa Swinehart on March 26, 2014

We started dialogue this week at ICANN’s 49th meeting in Singapore on the next steps to take following the United States government’s announcement on 14 March that it would transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. I’ve heard some people call it "a process to begin a process": yes, it is […]

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Mitigating DNS Namespace Collisions

by John L. Crain on February 26, 2014

In line with our ongoing commitment to preserve the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet’s Identifier systems, ICANN today published a report on collisions in the DNS namespace as they relate to the New TLD program.  We would like to thank JAS Global Advisors LLC for its role in performing the studies and in […]

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Update from Montevideo

by Patrick Jones on February 24, 2014

On 29-30 January, we met at the Casa de Internet in Montevideo, Uruguay with representatives from regional organizations that deal with security, stability and resiliency of the DNS – LACNIC, LACTLD, .CO Internet and the Internet Society. The goal was to discuss challenges for the region, and that this in turn will help feed project […]

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Novedades desde Montevideo

by Patrick Jones on February 24, 2014

Los días 29 y 30 de enero, nos reunimos en la Casa de Internet en Montevideo, Uruguay, con representantes de las organizaciones regionales encargadas de la seguridad, estabilidad y flexibilidad (SSR) del DNS: LACNIC, LACTLD, .CO Internet y la Sociedad de Internet. El objetivo de la reunión fue analizar los desafíos de la región – […]

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Nouvelles de Montevideo

by Patrick Jones on February 24, 2014

Le 29 et le 30 janvier, nous nous sommes réunis à la Casa de Internet, à Montevideo, Uruguay, avec des représentants d’organisations régionales chargées de la sécurité, la stabilité et la résilience du DNS – LACNIC, LACTLD, .CO Internet et Internet Society. La discussion, focalisée sur les défis que doit relever la région, servira à […]

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