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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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#cPHulk in #cPanel 70 : Block #domain trolls, hackers and pests by country

Is your blog or publication swamped by garbage commentary originating from particular countries? While WordPress based plug-ins take care of the issue partially, it’s always good to have additional options. Many web servers hosting blogs operate on cPanel, an industry standard, and the upcoming version 70 ups the ante against domain trolls, hackers and other […]

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#Firefox 58 to slap #domain #phishing attackers hard

Firefox released its ultra-fast Quantum browser a few weeks ago, with version 57. The next stable version, 58, will include strong security measures, rendering domain spoofing and phishing attempts much harder to implement. Firefox 58 will block web pages from navigating the top-level window to data URLs, protecting users from phishing attacks that abuse data […]

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Email harvesting attack against DomainTools has been patched

DomainTools notified its customers that an email harvesting campaign utilized a flaw in the individual membership email update processes. The scripting attack did not compromise usernames and passwords, but tested email addresses against a large database of unrelated data dumps, obtained from LinkedIn, Dropbox or other sources. DomainTools has patched the flaw that allowed this […]

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Internet of Things : Home appliances conspiring to take over your bank account

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of billions of interconnected devices that we’re normally not accustomed to viewing them as networked. It’s the new, expanded reality that grants networking access to home appliances such as refrigerators, coffee machines, temperature monitors and many others. While all this seems to be a convenience that gives us the […]

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Domain theft saga the result of lack of two-factor authentication at Dotster

A couple of days ago, we received the following message from a distraught professional, who is not a domain investor: “I wish I didn’t have to contact you but my domain has been stolen. Details per your reporting page: Granting the right to use: Yes you are granted the right to use.   Theft timeline: […]

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Latest Uniregistry newsletter highlights domain security

Uniregistry has sent out its monthly newsletter, for September 2016. This month, the progressive domain registrar founded by domain investor and entrepreneur, Frank Schilling, is focusing on domain security. Built from the ground up to eliminate outdated programming principles, and to ensure a secure base for managing domain names, Uniregistry wants its users to have […]

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Uniregistry takes two-factor authentication to the next level

For those who know me well, you know that I’m a pretty paranoid guy and a bit of a security nut. One of the security provisions I think is an absolute must is two-factor authentication. Why is this so important? Let’s be honest, passwords get stolen all the time. Seriously, it happens constantly and you […]

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LinkedIn password leak : Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts got hacked!

A leak of LinkedIn accounts and passwords originating in 2012, consisting of credentials shared among other social media accounts, is the most likely culprit in Mark Zuckerberg‘s latest account hack. The Facebook founder temporarily lost control of several social media accounts: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest. One would expect Mark Zuckerberg to be more careful with […]

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Data breach : Time to change your LinkedIn password

LinkedIn is the world’s biggest social network with a focus on professional, resume and experience-based interaction. Millions of professionals, domain investors included, are using LinkedIn to connect with peers. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the LNKD symbol. A data breach at LinkedIn has mobilized its team to reset […]

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