Posts tagged as: DNS

Cloudflare Ships 1.1.1.1 DNS On Android And iOS

Cloudflare has extended its fast and private 1.1.1.1 DNS to mobile devices in a simple-to-use app. The 1.1.1.1 DNS is based on Cloudflare’s global network, which the company claims is 28% faster than other public resolvers. This translates to faster web browsing. More importantly, the 1.1.1.1 DNS prevents internet service providers from snooping on DNS […]

DNC Security Officer Tells Democrats To Stop Using Huawei, ZTE Phones

The Democratic National Committee has told candidates running as Democrats this fall they should not use phones made by Huawei or ZTE. The Trump administration says they represent a security risk. Earlier this year, the administration pressured AT&T and Verizon to drop plans to sell Huawei devices. Best Buy also stopped selling Huawei devices. “Please […]

Security Flaw Found In LTE Standard

Researchers have recently discovered a new security vulnerability affecting all 4G LTE networks. The so-called “aLTEr” attack could allow someone nearby to send your phone’s browser to a web site different than the one requested, impersonating your bank’s web site, for example. Similarly, it could trick an app into connecting to a different back-end service. […]

GoDaddy and Google Kick Neo-Nazi Site Off Their DNS Services

A notorious US neo-Nazi hate website has been forced to switch domain name providers for a second time in a day after it attacked a woman who died during protests in Virginia with hate speech. The domain is no longer at GoDaddy & we don’t host the site. We recommend contacting their hosting provider (Cloudflare) […]

DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets from Xiongmai

A Chinese electronics manufacturer admitted that its products inadvertently contributed to last week’s massive cyberattack that knocked popular Web services offline. On Friday, a number of major sites—Twitter, Etsy, GitHub, SoundCloud, Spotify, Shopify—experienced outages as the result of a DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn. One big part of the problem: the Mirai botnet, which […]

Gamers Reporting Playstation Network Down on PS4 – Could Be Due to the DNS Attack on Dyn

Millions of PS4 players hoping to hop into the newly released Battlefield 1 seem to be out of luck this morning, as is anyone hoping for some futuristic combat in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta. Two of the biggest shooters out there may have been too much for PSN, and it appears that […]

Trump Wants the US to Keep Control of Internet Naming System

Less than 10 days before the US relinquishes control of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS), Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has declared his opposition. “Congress needs to act, or Internet freedom will be lost for good, since there will be no way to make it great again once it is lost,” Stephen Miller, national […]

Google, Speakeasy DNS Users Unable to Use Apple Web Services – Appears to Be A Hacker Attack

Users around the world — particularly those who rely on Google DNS or Speakeasy to provide their DNS connections — are seeing some (but not all) of Apple’s websites blocked. In particular, the attack seems focused on Apple.com and iTunes, with other services such as iMessage and Game Center seemingly unaffected. The attack is still […]

Go Daddy DNS Compromised in Attack

Hackers have altered DNS records of websites hosted by Go Daddy, with the aim of infecting visitors with ransomware. The attackers are adding subdomains to the DNS records, pointing to a malicious IP address under their control, allowing victims to believe they are going to the right website, and for the pages to avoid various […]

Time Warner Cable Sees National Internet Outage

Time Warner Cable confirmed this morning that it had suffered an unusual, national-level Internet outage. Although lasting just minutes, users across the country, including in Austin, New York, and Kansas City, all found themselves unable to get online. The company didn’t yet have an explanation for what had happened. National-level issues can have multiple causes […]

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