Email harvesting attack against DomainTools has been patched

DomainTools notified its customers that an email harvesting campaign utilized a flaw in the individual membership email update processes. The scripting attack did not compromise usernames and passwords, but tested email addresses against a large database of unrelated data dumps, obtained from LinkedIn, Dropbox or other sources. DomainTools has patched the flaw that allowed this […]

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Internet of Things : Home appliances conspiring to take over your bank account

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of billions of interconnected devices that we’re normally not accustomed to viewing them as networked. It’s the new, expanded reality that grants networking access to home appliances such as refrigerators, coffee machines, temperature monitors and many others. While all this seems to be a convenience that gives us the […]

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Domain theft saga the result of lack of two-factor authentication at Dotster

A couple of days ago, we received the following message from a distraught professional, who is not a domain investor: “I wish I didn’t have to contact you but my domain has been stolen. Details per your reporting page: Granting the right to use: Yes you are granted the right to use.   Theft timeline: […]

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Latest Uniregistry newsletter highlights domain security

Uniregistry has sent out its monthly newsletter, for September 2016. This month, the progressive domain registrar founded by domain investor and entrepreneur, Frank Schilling, is focusing on domain security. Built from the ground up to eliminate outdated programming principles, and to ensure a secure base for managing domain names, Uniregistry wants its users to have […]

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LinkedIn password leak : Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts got hacked!

A leak of LinkedIn accounts and passwords originating in 2012, consisting of credentials shared among other social media accounts, is the most likely culprit in Mark Zuckerberg‘s latest account hack. The Facebook founder temporarily lost control of several social media accounts: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest. One would expect Mark Zuckerberg to be more careful with […]

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Data breach : Time to change your LinkedIn password

LinkedIn is the world’s biggest social network with a focus on professional, resume and experience-based interaction. Millions of professionals, domain investors included, are using LinkedIn to connect with peers. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the LNKD symbol. A data breach at LinkedIn has mobilized its team to reset […]

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Dot .OM kingdom : Omani domains used in malware attacks!

If you felt safe with your dot .com, there is now a reason to double-check your destination domain for typos, every time you visit one. Domain typo-squatters are using Omani domain names that end in dot .OM, to spread malware and to monetize traffic that spills over from the matching .com. The Sultanate of Oman […]

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Sino-Russian conspiracy : Domains used to steal bank account credentials

Russian cybercriminals hiding behind fake Chinese WHOIS have launched sophisticated phishing attacks. Targeting owners of major US bank accounts, the attacks involve the registration of domains resembling those of financial institutions; most of these domains are registered with Chinese domain registrars. Chase Bank is one such example we covered; Wells Fargo is another such incident. […]

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Secure domain registrar : Cloudflare aims at the $5k per month crowd

Large corporations protect their online assets with several layers of defense against attackers. DNS spoofing, DDoS attacks, domain name hijacking and other types of cybercrime put corporate domains and web sites of high value at imminent risk. Cloudflare is an online systems provider that for several years has been keeping attackers at a distance. They […]

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Frank Schilling’s keynote speech revealed Uniregistry password!

Relax, you’re in good hands at Uniregistry. During Frank Schilling‘s keynote speech at NamesCon, the Uniregistry founder presented the company’s launch of brand new products, including that of the Uniregistry Market. Frank proceeded with demonstrating the live pushing of domains via the Uniregistry App, currently only available for iOS devices. An Android version is coming […]

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GoDaddy ‘trick’ to keep your domains locked in place

If you’ve been reading all the recent stories about domain theft, you’re most likely concerned. Domain theft can lead to major financial loss, particularly when domains are transferred out to a different domain registrar. At GoDaddy, enabling two-step authentication is a must; the biggest domain registrar in the world is being targeted due to its […]

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GoDaddy Mustache Guy : Face of ‘hacker’ feature makes domainers nervous

GoDaddy has apparently launched a new, live service, depicting the photo of the person attempting to infiltrate your domain account. The new service, called “Hacker Face Live” internally, connects remote cameras that snap the photo of domain account hackers. Domainers are safe, for now, but they do feel nervous: “People with thin mustaches make me […]

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