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InterNetX implements DigiCert S/MIME Premium for its corporate email

For companies such as InterNetX, security is a top priority since moving the entire corporate infrastructure to home-based facilities. Our premium sponsor notified us that InterNetX is now using S/MIME certificates from DigiCert to encrypt and sign all internal and external business communications. With corporate phishing attempts on the rise, it’s the only secure way […]

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#NamePros: Credential stuffing attacks on the rise, so change your passwords

NamePros, the largest domain forum, warns its visitors that “credential stuffing” attacks are on the rise. The forum’s operators are advising its members: If you use the same password on multiple websites, change it now.  What are credential stuffing attacks anyhow? According to Wikipedia, credential stuffing is a type of cyberattack where stolen account credentials […]

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#Crypto analyst details alleged “social engineering” trend at #GoDaddy

Adam Cochran, a crypto analyst and professor, experienced an attempt to hijack his domain name, Cochran.io, by hackers seeking to gain access to his personal cryptocurrency wallets. The domain’s DNS records were temporarily changed by the perpetrators, who allegedly managed to fool GoDaddy support. According to Cochran, the social engineering attempt was successful, leading to […]

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Used #Twitter with #Firefox on a public computer? Be very afraid!

Twitter announced that they are changing how data is being cached in the Firefox web browser. It seems that despite Firefox settings that are expected to delete the web brower’s cache on a weekly basis, Twitter data remained undeleted. Which is fine, unless you used a public computer with Firefox to Tweet or download your […]

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Unauthorized person registered a dot .GOV #domain with fake documents!

This is one for the facepalm department. An unauthorized individual managed to register a dot .GOV domain name, using fake papers and social engineering. Apparently, the US General Services Administration– the federal agency responsible for managing the .gov domain registration process – failed to validate the request, made by an individual who impersonated the mayor […]

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#Data leak involves 1.2 billion user accounts – are #domainers affected?

A massive new data leak was announced today, involving personal data from 1.2 billion accounts. The result of an obvious hack consists of 4 Tb of personal information, containing profiles of hundreds of millions of people. Such data includes: home and cell phone numbers, associated social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Github, work […]

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Domain #security : Proofpoint shares its 2019 report on fraudulent #domains

Millions of domains are registered every year, by people looking to defraud businesses, their employees and customers. By utilizing social engineering tactics and phishing techniques, cybercriminals register domains that impersonate trusted brands. From there, they launch phishing attacks and other scams. More than 75% of businesses came across fraudulent domains posing as their brand, according […]

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#Hacker group claims to have defaced a #GoDaddy server

A hacker group shared captures of a GoDaddy server, a few hours ago, claiming dibs to its defacement. The attack involved the subdomain pwsgallery.godaddy.com which has now been taken offline. According to cached information from Google, PWS Gallery appears to be a demonstration of content created for GoDaddy customers. While www.pwsgallery.com is currently offline, videos.pwsgallery.com […]

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#Bodybuilding .com : Data breach leads to password reset

One of the world’s biggest online fitness stores, Bodybuilding.com, announced that a breach of its systems compromised personal user data. A phishing attack targeting its staff in July 2018, led to the subsequent exposure of its servers to hackers. Registered in 1999, Bodybuilding.com claims to receive 35 million unique visitors per month, with well over […]

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MarkMonitor #security expert : Protect the #domains that define your brand

MarkMonitor security expert, Sherry Hildebrand, has put together an informative report on protecting domains from cyberattacks. Domain names are the quintessential elements of brands; downtime can hurt a brand’s livelihood and sustainability. Here some key points from the MarkMonitor report: Use registry lock on core domains. All core domains should have an additional lock, called […]

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Alex Stamos on #domain WHOIS and Michael Cohen : European push for #GDPR enables criminal activity

Security expert, Alex Stamos, worked for Yahoo! and Facebook at managerial positions; he’s currently at Stanford as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. Under the light of Michael Cohen’s testimony at the Congress, Mr. Stamos pointed out that the domain ShouldTrumpRun.com was under the control of a “Michael Cohen” with a NYC address in […]

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Half a million #domains at #GoDaddy were exposed to #DNS vulnerability

A serious vulnerability in the way DNS records are created, left more than 500,000 expired domains at GoDaddy in the hands of cybercriminals. While this was not a GoDaddy-specific issue, the ability to create free DNS records at GoDaddy, literally cost nothing to the perpetrators. Expired domains with nameservers under domaincontrol.com, the domain for GoDaddy’s […]

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