How many times have you heard the popular information security joke: “It’s still DNS”? This means that whenever there is an issue that you cannot figure out, you will dig until you come to the conclusion that it is still DNS. But DNS is also where many problems can be caught early on, and it …

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. We’ve all felt the annoyance of being in the middle of an online project, when seemingly out of nowhere a “DNS server is not responding” error pops up, bringing everything to a …

BHUBANEWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday appointed the 1987 IPS officer Sunil Kumar Bansal as the next Director General of Police (DGP). Bansal, who left Odisha as a central deputy in 1994, is currently Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in Delhi. Outgoing DGP Abhay is expected to retire on December 31, according to …

Blockchain domains serve several purposes. Besides being smart contract suites, these domains can function as name records for crypto wallet addresses. Unfortunately, people don’t choose which domains they want every time, as most of them already exist or are owned by large companies. It’s here that Hand shake, a decentralized DNS server, stepped in to …

Read this in the digital edition of the Manila Times. MEMBERS of an Indigenous Peoples (IP) group in the town of General Santos, in southern Mindanao, demanded the return of 87 hectares of their ancestral domain which they say have not been paid for by the government national since 1993. The area was part of …

On November 1, 2021, the Chinese government introduced a new law which is attempting for the first time to comprehensively regulate the storage, transfer and processing of personal data. The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPL) enshrines the principle of consent for the use and transmission of personal data, privacy and security impact assessments, and the …

Often times, it’s hard to really know the names and faces behind some of the biggest games in the business. Some names are instantly recognizable like Hideo Kojima, Cory Barlog, Ed Boon, and Shigeru Miyamoto, but overall there are thousands of developers making all the games everyone knows and loves. One name to know, however, …

The company obtains a US patent for a way to secure DNS with blockchain technology. The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,196,573 (pdf) to Nokia Technologies (NYSE: NOK) for “Secure and Decentralized Domain Name System”. Many companies have filed for blockchain-related patents for domain names. This one is quite broad and …

A Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the essential elements that promote interactions on the web. Web applications and cloud services depend on it for their performance and online validity. A flaw or vulnerability in the DNS results in the loss of sensitive data, the exploitation of site users, and the hijacking of a …

Dhruv Ajmera, a 29-year-old blockchain enthusiast based in Mumbai, has started collecting new domain names like “noborders.bitcoin”, “cashorcard.wallet” and “naughtyboy.nft”. These domains are not like normal URLs and if you try to visit them the browser will not connect. Also referred to as crypto domains, these are blockchain-based and are suddenly in high demand as …