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Poll: Are you using Two-Factor Authentication at your domain registrar?

These days, the use of two-factor authentication – also known as “two step verification” – to access one’s domain registrar account, is a must. Considered one of several methods to lessen potential loss of domains to a cybercriminal, two-factor authentication is utilized currently by several domain registrars. Here are some: GoDaddy offers the ability to […]

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101Domain: Reset your passwords due to the ‘Heartbleed bug’

The Heartbleed incident is becoming a pain in the butt for many service providers, that have updated their SSL certificates, patched their servers and are now scrambling to have their users change their passwords. In the domain universe, Dynadot asked its users to change their passwords; now it’s the time of 101Domain. In an email […]

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Heartbleed bug: Dynadot alerts its users to change their account passwords

As a side-effect of the so-called “Hearthbleed bug“, thousands of companies offering services over SSL connections are now scrambling to patch their software. Among them are several domain registrars;  yesterday, we published a list of those that might have been affected, including those that are now patched. Dynadot was listed as a patched domain registrar, […]

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Heartbleed bug: Which Domain Registrars are safe?

With the Heartbleed bug affecting millions of web sites utilizing the OpenSSL certificate, one has to worry about the domain registrars using this type of software. The safe ones – at least as far as Heartbleed is concerned – are those that don’t use OpenSSL; primarily running Windows Server software. Even if they are safe […]

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Melbourne IT WordPress based blog hacked

Melbourne IT, the domain registrar involved in yesterday’s successful compromising of the Twitter, NY Times and Huffington Post UK web sites and domains, is apparently still the target of the Syrian Electronic Army. The corporate blog of Melbourne IT, apparently based on WordPress, was defaced and its content was substituted with the message: After this […]

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