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  • Eight reasons why you should conduct a DNS audit

    As the Mirai botnet attack on 21 October 2016 proved, the DNS (Domain Name System) is not immune to cyber-attacks. If there is one key lesson to take from it, it’s that organisations relying on online assets for their day-to-day activities simply cannot afford to lose a service like DNS.

  • A new kind of DDoS threat: The "Nonsense Name" attack

    There's a new species of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack targeting name servers, which could be called the "nonsense name" attack. It can wreak havoc on recursive and authoritative name servers alike, and some of our customers at Infoblox have fallen victim to it--but it's not always clear whether they were actually the targets.

  • How to stay ahead of threats to DNS servers

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

  • Network trust and security in doubt

    The decommissioning of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) across Australia over the next few years could accelerate the deterioration of one of communication technology’s most valuable assets: Trust.

  • LulzSec tweets as News’ DNS servers go down

    Just hours after claiming responsibility for hacking News International’s The Sun website and posting a fake story about Rupert Murdoch’s death, hacker group Lulz Security has tweeted that News International’s DNS servers are down denying access to some 1024 web addresses.

  • Local .au DNSSEC scoping complete: auDA

    Australia has moved a step closer to secure DNS services with the Australian .au Domain Administration (auDA) completing the assessment phase of the planned transition, but a final go-live data is yet to be decided.

  • UNSW reassures reliability to users after outages

    The University of New South Wales has sought to reassure students of its reliability, after its [[ARTNID:359096|domain name registration expired, resulting in outages|NEW]] in all external-facing UNSW websites and email bounce backs.

  • VeriSign: DNSSEC is on track

    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.