• 5 years after major DNS flaw is discovered, few US companies have deployed long-term fix

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Five years after the disclosure of a serious vulnerability in the Domain Name System dubbed the Kaminsky bug, only a handful of U.S. ISPs, financial institutions or e-commerce companies have deployed DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC ) to alleviate this threat.
  • Will 2012 be the dawn of DNSSEC?

    Posted January 18, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Will 2012 be the year when U.S. retailers, banks and content providers finally bolster their DNS systems with an add-on security measure that prevents Web site spoofing? That's what advocates of the security measure - dubbed DNSSEC for DNS Security Extensions - are hoping will occur.
  • Pro-SOPA Comcast uses SOPA-incompatible DNSSEC

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    Comcast's executives and its NBC subsidiary are hot for SOPA controls on Internet content. The company's geeks just finished a national rollout of DNS security, and killed a service based on the same mechanism SOPA uses for enforcement because it won't work with DNSSEC.
  • Dot-com domains still lack DNSSEC security

    Posted April 13, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    It's been over two weeks since the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) system was turned on for .com domain names. This is an end stage for a process that will one day let surfers be 100 percent confident they're accessing the site they think they are, and have not been diverted by hackers.
  • Tighter security available to .com sites, only with upgrades

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    VeriSign has added an extra layer of security to the Internet's .com domain, but e-retailers, banks and other Web site operators will need to upgrade their DNS hardware, software or services to take advantage of .com's new cryptographic features.
  • What you missed: A major Internet security hole was finally plugged

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 10:57 am

    There's good news on the security front this year -- and, like our other picks, it's gone largely unnoticed.
  • Comcast begins DNS security rollout

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Comcast has begun migrating its customers to a new Internet security mechanism that will help protect them from being inadvertently routed to phony Web pages for pharming attacks, identity theft and other scams.
  • DNS gains added measure of security starting today

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 1:41 pm

    The 13 globally distributed server clusters -- known within Internet engineering circles as the Root Zone – will begin cryptographically signing DNS look-ups today.
  • DNS security reaches 'key' milestone

    Posted June 16, 2010 - 10:36 am

    The dream of bolting security onto the Internet's Domain Name System takes one step closer to reality Wednesday as Internet policymakers host a ceremony in Northern Virginia to generate and store the first cryptographic key that will be used to secure the Internet's root zone.
  • Tighter security coming for .org names

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    The Public Interest Registry will add an extra layer of security known as DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) to the .org domain in June -- a move that will protect millions of non-profit organizations and their donors from hacking attacks known as cache poisoning.
  • VeriSign: DNSSEC is on track

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    VeriSign is reporting no serious problems with its ongoing deployment of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on the Internet's root servers and on the top-level domain servers that it operates, including the systems that power the popular .com and .net domains.
  • F5, Infoblox team on DNS security

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Infoblox and F5 have integrated their network appliances to make it easier for corporations to deploy DNSSEC on their Web sites.
  • VeriSign Announces DNSSEC Deployment Support Plans

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    VeriSign has announced its strategic approach for working with the Internet community to deploy DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the .com and .net Top Level Domain Names (TLDs).
  • NeuStar offers temporary fix for Kaminsky bug

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 2:12 pm

    NeuStar has developed a proprietary system for thwarting Web traffic hijacking attacks that the company plans to market until standard DNS Security (DNSSEC) mechanisms are deployed widely across the Internet.
  • Security tightened for .org

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 11:45 am

    The Public Interest Registry will announce today that it has begun cryptographically signing the .org top-level domain using DNS security extensions known as DNSSEC.

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