Universal 2FA code: Bargain registrar saves you time and sanity

Two factor authentication (2FA) numbers are a pain in the ass for many domain investors that log in and out of their portfolio accounts at registrars, many times a day. It quickly becomes cumbersome to request, receive, and provide a six digit number, apparently. But no worries: a bargain domain registrar is here to fix […]

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DNS abuse: What is it and who does it

DNS abuse is defined as any malicious activity aimed at disrupting the DNS infrastructure or causing the DNS to operate in an unintended manner. The functionality of domain names depends on addressing such DNS abuse issues. Mitigating DNS abuse is important as it’s an increasingly thorny issue for registries and registrars worldwide. Solving it or […]

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Log4Shell.com: Security exploit as a matching #domain

Log4shell is a newly discovered 0-day exploit causing havoc among system administrators on the internet; they are rushing to patch the security hole caused by a widely used software library. The log4j library is being exploited by hackers in the wild, that have been able to issue a few remote commands in form fields to […]

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Malicious domains: .xyz, .icu, .ru, follow .com as worst actors overall

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks took a deep dive into the TLDs commonly used by threat actors and why they are being chosen. The categories picked for analysis are malware, phishing, command and control (C2), and grayware: adware, “joke malware,” spyware. Palo Alto Networks analyzed domains categorized by their Advanced URL Filtering service, and that […]

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Escrow.com resetting passwords of accounts as a precaution

Escrow.com is apparently mass-resetting the account passwords of its customers, as a way to protect them from the recent Epik data breach. In an email received by several Escrow.com customers today, the following information is shared: Your password has been reset. Dear [redacted] Due to the recent security breach at domain registrar Epik, we are […]

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MetaMask: #NFT start-up shares the plight of not owning the .com #domain outright

MetaMask is a software cryptocurrency wallet used to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. It allows users to access their Ethereum wallet through a browser extension or mobile app, which can then be used to interact with decentralized applications. The company interfaces with popular marketplace, OpenSea, to buy and sell NFT items. Formed in 2016, the […]

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Cyberthreats: #InterNetX publishes ebook on how to protect from cybercriminals

By 2025, damage due to cybercrime is projected to reach $10.5 trillion dollars per year. Victims of cybercriminals are not only multinational companies but also individuals, public and private organizations at all levels. InterNetX, our kind sponsor, has published a new, 41-page ebook describing the 15 most common cyberattacks that explains how you can protect […]

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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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