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DNSSEC protocol to plant security at Net's roots

Posted by Oyya-Info on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : Security 
The secure domain name server (DNS) protocol DNSSEC guarantees the authenticity of the mechanism that converts human-friendly internet addresses to the Internet Protocol numeric address system. DNSSEC — short for Domain Name System Security Extensions — uses digital signatures to assure name servers that the DNS data they receive has not been intercepted or tampered with.

The organisation responsible for managing the assignment of IP addresses and domain names, Icann, on Thursday publishe...

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Protecting yourself from vishing attacks

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

You might have heard about online "phishing" scams designed to steal money from unsuspecting Web users, but now criminals are using another type of scam called "vishing" to commit the same crimes.

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission filed lawsuits against two telemarketing firms in Florida and a company claiming to sell extended automobile warranties for violating the Do Not Call registry and fraud for selling bogus warranties for between $2,000 and $3,000 a pop. Since 2007, the compan...

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