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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All this allows for a quick and easy DNSSEC implementation, eliminates implementation errors and scales to hundreds of thousands of zones and millions of records.
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)".
DNSSEC uses various signature algorithms and hash functions; however, no standard has been agreed on for the specification of a single algorithm or function.
servers, some ISPs, and government servers have implemented DNSSEC, as
DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions Convention)--a set of Internet engineering task force (IETF) specifications for securing certain kinds of information provided by the Domain Name System (DNS) on Internet protocol (IP) networks.
Although network-based features such Internet Protocol Security (IP-Sec) and Domain Name System Security (DNSSec) exist, security and identity verification have been regarded primarily as the responsibility of the hosts.
ICANN has arranged to hold DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC) workshops in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and South Africa.
These significant threats McAfee identified include: industrial threats that will mature and segment, embedded hardware attacks, Hacktivism from organizations like Anonymous, virtual currency systems attacks, ongoing Cyberwar, new DNSSEC network threat vectors, spearphishing targeted messaging attacks, mobile botnets and rootkits, rogue certificates and rogue certificate authorities, and next-generation operating system botnets and rootkits (McAfee Labs, 2012).
By way of example, one of the recent technical specifications adopted by the IETF is something known as "DNSSEC," which stands for Domain Name System Security Extension.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) is hosting a 3 days technical training workshop on Internet Resource Management, DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
They also said they would implement a more secure version of the website naming system, called DNSSEC, to prevent thieves from posing as a bank, for example, by using a similar domain name to steal money from its customers.
Evaluate cloud compliance with system and communications protection requirements by considering compartmentalization, isolation, external and internal connections for system boundaries, routing through government authorized trusted Internet connections for perimeter protection, and domain integrity requirements, such as Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).