Domain Name System (DNS)
What is DNS?
We explain what DNS is, how it works and how outages can be avoided
Firefox activates DNS over HTTPS for US users by default
The privacy push, which encrypts all web traffic, has angered ISPs and regulators
Microsoft embraces DNS over HTTPS to secure the web
Developers advocate benefits of encrypted traffic but are likely to encounter anger from ISPs
What is shadow IT?
Hardware and software that isn't authorised by IT departments can leave businesses vulnerable
How a DNS firewall can help battle against advanced cyber threats
Protect your business against advanced persistent threats and similar malware
Assessing the DNS security risk
Discover how IT professionals around the world assess and mitigate DNS risks
D-Link routers under siege from months-long DNS hack
The attackers are running malicious IPs through a Google Cloud Platform virtual machine
What is a DNS server?
We explain what a DNS server is, how it works and how to avoid DNS hijacking
SMBs warned over corrupted SOHO router risk
Team Cymru researchers claim 300,000 routers may have had their DNS settings changed by cyber criminals.
GoDaddy goes down following alleged Anonymous attack
Individual affiliated with notorious hacking group claims responsibility as millions of websites black out.
Will the FBI close down your online business this March?
In tackling the DNSChanger botnet, the FBI may take a load of businesses offline. Davey Winder is, unsurprisingly, anxious...
DNS Changer botnet smashed in major cyber crime bust
A botnet that is thought to have earned its controllers $14 million is dismantled.
‘Climate of fear’ is best weapon against cyber crime
A member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency has claimed cyber criminals are best tackled through fear of prosecution.
Google builds its own DNS system
Google has created its own domain name system, claiming its method is faster and safer than current tech.
Kaminsky flaw fixed for .com and .net by 2011
Verisign anticipates an industry-wide effort to finally rid the net of the Kaminsky flaw.
Landrush starts for .tel domains
Any company can now pick up a .tel domain.
Five new malware threats for 2009
It's a constant arms race between IT and the criminals - so what is the new malware tech that we can expect to see next year?
Q&A: DNS inventor Paul Mockapetris
Four months after serious flaws in the internet’s addressing system were proven, its inventor is looking beyond the threats to help bolster web securi…
One in four servers unpatched for Kaminsky flaw
Organisations and businesses worldwide are still leaving themselves open to DNS vulnerabilities.
DNS inventor tackles flaw
The inventor of the internet’s addressing system is working towards new measures designed to plug recently revealed security flaws.
EU agency takes on DNS flaw
ENISA is looking at system security extensions as one way of strengthening the security of servers handling IP addresses.
Timeline: Kaminsky’s DNS vulnerability
Is the internet fatally flawed? IT PRO looks at how isolated attacks on Domain Name System servers have risen in profile to become one of the most tal…
DNS researcher claims 35 ways to exploit flaw
Dan Kaminsky has told the Black Hat conference that the DNS security flaw is even worse than expected.