With solution providers such as Unstoppable Domains or Handshake, and blockchain-enabled browsers such as Brave who are more than happy to help on the implementation front, the decentralized alternatives to the naming system domain names have received more and more attention in recent times. Centralized vs decentralized… what will it be? The stakes are huge …

A substantial amount of discussion in the DNS community on the topic of DNS abuse centers around defining what is and is not DNS abuse. The definition adopted by ICANN contracting parties, as well as the DNS Abuse Institute, is simple: DNS abuse refers to malware, botnets, pharming, phishing, and spam where it is a …

On the heels of Telangana IPS officer Dr. RS Praveen Kumar who voluntarily retired from service to enter active politics by joining Bahujan Samaj party, another retired IPS officer plans to launch a political reform movement. VK Singh, who retired in October last year, decided to start an apolitical platform to start a socio-political movement …

Chandigarh, August 19 Punjabi Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday appointed former IPS officer Mohammad Mustafa as his main strategic advisor. This development came a day after Mustafa, the husband of Punjabi Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana, refused Sidhu’s offer to appoint him as one of his four advisers. “Mohd Mustafa is appointed by the present …

Punjabi Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday appointed former IPS officer Mohammad Mustafa as his main strategic advisor. This development came a day after Mustafa, the husband of Punjabi Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana, refused Sidhu’s offer to appoint him as one of his four advisers. “Mohd Mustafa is hereby appointed Senior Strategic Advisor to PPCC …

Mark Rosewater, commonly referred to as MaRo, is the longtime chief designer of MTG at Wizards of the Coast, and he posts regularly on his blog where he answers questions asked by players and Magic fans. On August 16, he answered a question from a user on a very controversial topic in Magic: black-border cards …

Michael Kaczmarek of Neustar Security Solutions explains why DNS attacks should not be ignored and how to protect yourself against them The Domain Name System (DNS) began alongside the Internet, connecting users to online assets with easy-to-remember domain names, rather than IP addresses. DNS as we know it was invented in 1983, making wide use …

The Financial Sector Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has warned of a new phishing campaign involving fraudulent emails using domain names claiming to be the financial regulator. In a notice, the regulator said the fake emails used the bogus @ finrar-reporting.org, @ Finpro-finrar.org and @ gateway2-finra.org domains. The domains were registered on August 12, 2021. He said …

Creating a whirlwind of controversy on issues such as cultural appropriation and commercialization of traditional indigenous practices, the confrontation between supporters and spokespersons of tattoo artist Kalinga Whang-Od (or Whang-Ud) and Israeli vlogger Nuseir Nas Daily’s Yassin unwittingly became a highlight of last Monday’s celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. A …

Lucknow, August 14 Former Uttar Pradesh cadre, IPS cadre Amitabh Thakur, who was prematurely retired, will compete in next year’s State Assembly elections against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his family announced. In a statement posted here, Amitabh Thakur’s wife Nutan said it was a fight for principle for him. “Sri Adityanath has taken many anti-democratic, …