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Monday, October 18, 2010

Comcast begins DNS security rollout

First in U.S. to protect customers against Kaminsky-style cache poisoning attacks

Comcast has begun migrating its customers to a new Internet security mechanism that will help protect them from being inadvertently routed to phony Web pages for pharming attacks, identity theft and other scams.
Comcast is the first major ISP in the United States to adopt the new mechanism, which is known as DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

Source: Carolyn Duffy, Marsan, Network World, Retreived on October 18, 2010 from

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Afilias Secures Latin American and Caribbean Countries of Antigua, Barbuda, Belize, Honduras, St. Lucia and St. Vicent and the Grenadines with Deployment of DNSSEC

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for five country code Top-Level-Domains (ccTLDs) in Latin America and the Caribbean region. The ccTLDs whose zones have been secured by DNSSEC include: .AG (Antigua and Barbuda), .BZ (Belize), .HN (Honduras) .LC (St. Lucia), and .VC (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). These TLDs were officially signed by Afilias on October 5, 2010.