#cPHulk in #cPanel 70 : Block #domain trolls, hackers and pests by country

Is your blog or publication swamped by garbage commentary originating from particular countries? While WordPress based plug-ins take care of the issue partially, it’s always good to have additional options. Many web servers hosting blogs operate on cPanel, an industry standard, and the upcoming version 70 ups the ante against domain trolls, hackers and other […]

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#DomainTools and #security : Introducing #Domain Risk Score

DomainTools has rolled out Domain Risk Score, available as an intelligent API add-on to the award-winning Iris, as well as a separate data feed. The DomainTools data science team has applied machine learning capabilities atop DomainTools’ vast databases of DNS and domain profile information, in order to identify malicious domains as they are being created. […]

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#Firefox 58 to slap #domain #phishing attackers hard

Firefox released its ultra-fast Quantum browser a few weeks ago, with version 57. The next stable version, 58, will include strong security measures, rendering domain spoofing and phishing attempts much harder to implement. Firefox 58 will block web pages from navigating the top-level window to data URLs, protecting users from phishing attacks that abuse data […]

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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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