DNSSec


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DNSSec

(Domain Name System SECurity) A set of security extensions from Verisign designed to prevent attacks against the DNS system as well as DNS hijacking, which directs the user to an erroneous website. DNSSec employs a digital signature to ensure that the correct IP address is used. For more information, visit www.dnssec.org. See DNS hijacking and DNS cache poisoning.
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Ibrahim Al-Freih, GM of internet services, Communications and Information Technology Commission, said: "The importance of the workshop stems from the pivotal role played by the DNSSEC based on the public-key cryptography, in terms of enhancing security in the DNS and raising the level of verification of the source as well as the validity and reliability of information within the system, which contributes in the reduction of cyber-attacks, especially on authentication protocol data interception, also known by (man-in-the-middle)".
The security of DNSSEC is less important for some and more important for others," Peterka said.
IIJ also said that it will continue to expand the use of DNSSEC enabled services in the future.
DNSSEC applies digital signatures to DNS data to authenticate the data's origin and verify its integrity as it moves across the Internet and can provide users with effective verification that their applications, such as Web or email, are using the correct addresses for servers they want to reach.
The FOSE award-winning software also scales to extremely large, dynamic environments by safely keeping DNSSEC signing keys online while providing incremental zone signing and extremely high signing performance.
The United States Department of Homeland Security released a draft for comment last October of a DNSSEC implementation plan that it developed.
The report examines the growth of DDoS attacks during 2016, providing specific insight into multiple attack vectors, such as DNSSEC amplification and Internet-of-things (IoT) botnets.
Currently, Atlas Anchors support ping, traceroute, DNS, SSL, IPv6 reachability, DNSSEC validation, and recently NTP measurements.
According to the company, DNSSEC ensures that when a user requests a website, the correct address is received and used for the connection.
These workshops covered topics like 'Internet for Youth Activism', 'IPv6', 'Cloud Computing', 'Freedom of Speech on Internet', 'Developing Civil Society and Youth Participation in Internet Governance in Asia', 'Open Knowledge Environment in Bridging Digital Divide' and Deploying DNSSEC.
These workshops covered topics like Internet for Youth Activism, IPv6, Cloud Computing, Freedom of Speech on Internet, Developing Civil Society and Youth Participation in Internet Governance in Asia, Open Knowledge Environment in Bridging Digital Divide and Deploying DNSSEC.
lt;p>D-Link Middle East & Africa, a provider of networking solutions for consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that it has incorporated both CAPTCHA and DNSSEC into its network routers to improve security.