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Text4Shell++ - Where there’s smoke, there’s fire
Last month
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cybersecurity
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devsecops
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security vulnerabilities
While being the generally nefarious and curious people that we are - we noticed some further interesting interpolation operators, which could potentially be abused by an attacker and had not been patched out.
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DigiCert acquires DNS Made Easy and affiliated brands
Tue 21 Jun 2022
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mergers and acquisitions
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integration
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digicert
Greg Clark comments, says, "This combination enhances the security of certificate validation and enables the automation of future validations."
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User error causes six hour outage on Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp
Wed 6 Oct 2021
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facebook
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instagram
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whatsapp
Following a six-hour outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, bringing millions of digital lives to a halt, criticism of the company has been widespread. 
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Why taking a DevOps approach to network performance can improve application experience
Mon 10 May 2021
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devops
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project management
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app development
By adopting a DevOps approach to their work, IT teams can achieve better optimised applications and consistent, reliable performance for end users.
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InternetNZ discloses vulnerability that can be used to carry out cyberattacks
Fri 7 May 2021
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cybersecurity
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internetnz
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dns attacks
The vulnerability, called TsuNAME, was noticed in February 2020 in the .nz registry.
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The challenge of ensuring effective protection against DNS attacks
Wed 5 May 2021
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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ndr
The ways in which bad actors can use DNS to mount attacks are numerous. Here are some of the most popular ones.
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Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
Thu 14 Jan 2021
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ddos
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telecommunications
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f5 networks
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
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DNS threats expected to explode over the holiday period, report finds
Wed 16 Dec 2020
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ddos
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shopping
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neustar
With more people shopping online than ever before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 78% of cybersecurity professionals said they expect to see an increase in DNS-related security threats over the next month.
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Neustar acquires Verisign's public DNS service
Tue 3 Nov 2020
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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neustar
Those using the Verisign Public DNS will be migrated to Neustar’s infrastructure ‘in a process that will be fully transparent to them’, Neustar states.
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Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
Mon 18 Nov 2019
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venafi
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online retail
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dns attacks
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
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Palo Alto releases new, feature-rich firewall
Thu 14 Feb 2019
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Palo Alto is calling it the ‘fastest-ever next-generation firewall’ with integrated cloud-based DNS Security service to stop attacks.
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Comms providers hit by most DDoS attacks in Q3 2018
Wed 23 Jan 2019
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ddos
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nexusguard
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communications services provider
New data indicates attackers preyed on the large attack surface of ASN-level communications service providers with a ‘bit-and-piece’ approach.
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Bringing security to the next-level of networking
Tue 11 Dec 2018
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network management
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firewall
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network security
By securing your network at the DDI level, you can prevent DNS attacks, data exfiltration, and put a barrier around every connected device.
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Simple, scalable and secure DDI - next level network management
Wed 14 Nov 2018
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network management
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network infrastructure
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sdn
Infoblox has been the market-leading provider of DDI management for years. Now, thanks to their extensive R&D, they have taken it to the cloud.
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Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
Thu 11 Oct 2018
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ddos
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domain names
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neustar
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
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Stuck in the middle: how ‘grey websites’ highlight the importance of DNS decision-making
Wed 4 Apr 2018
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cybersecurity
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ddos
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neustar
With the explosion of cyber-security attacks, what is the best way of determining which websites are good and which are bad?
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Citrix acquires NZ software firm EMS-Cortex
Wed 23 Feb 2011
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virtualisation
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citrix systems
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dns
"Every cloud service should be this easy," said Citrix's Cloud App Delivery Group chief, Bill Burley.
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Facebook goes down (twice)
Mon 27 Sep 2010
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dns
Facebook has been plagued with outages over the last few days, crashing twice within 24 hours.
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a HacK tHat was more tHan a HiccUP
Mon 1 Jun 2009
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dns
The recent hacking of the Domainz registry may have looked like a storm in a teacup, but the  implications for the security of Web sites are much larger.
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Help your customers get more out of their day with Windows Server ‘Longhorn’
Fri 1 Jun 2007
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servers
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dns
*  The Windows Server ‘Longhorn’ beta 3 is now available, giving you a chance to help your customers spend less time on day-to-day tasks and more time adding real value to their business.
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