DNS
Computing

AirPort users, don't ignore the latest firmware update! It patches a critical security bug

If you own an Apple Airport base station, install the latest update. It patches a memory exploit that could allow the execution of arbitrary code, in effect giving an attacker full control over the router.
Computing

Determined, mysterious attack hits major DNS provider, causing service outages

A string of DDoS attacks from an unknown source has prompted DNS provider NS1 to speak out about its efforts to repel these advances and maintain normal service.
Web

New JavaScript attack infects your phone and changes your router's DNS settings

There's a new JavaScript-based attack in town that will change your router's DNS settings through a mobile website and a visiting smartphone. It's called JS_JITON, and is mainly targeting victims in Taiwan, Japan, China, and the United…
Computing

Hackers begin attack using simple web flaw which affects most of the Internet

A new vulnerability noticed last week has begun to bear fruit for hackers, with the first attacks now being recorded live in the wild. If your server utilises Bind, it would be worth investigating the installation of a patch to shore up…
Apple

Apple offers developers a workaround for in-app purchasing exploit

Apple says the exploit enabling free in-app purchases from iOS devices will be fixed in iOS 6; in the meantime, Apple has bent its own policies to offer developers a workaround.
Computing

How to get DNSChanger out of your router

Sure, your PC might be clean of the DNSChanger malware…but did you know it might have messed with your router? Here's how to tell if DNSChanger is in your router - and how to fix it
Web

FBI could take down Internet for millions on March 8

On March 8, the FBI may be forced to shut down DNS servers, originally installed to stop the spread of the DNSChanger virus, which would cut off Internet access to millions of Web users worldwide.
Opinion

Just a few ways the E-PARASITE Act could dismantle the Internet

The E-PARASITE Act, on its surface, wants to cut down on Internet piracy. But deep down, it's a frighteningly possible attack on digital free speech.
Computing

OpenDNS: Facebook was most-blocked site in 2010

According to OpenDNS, Facebook was the most-blocked site during 2010...but it was also the second most-likely site to be whitelisted.
Computing

Comcast subscribers suffer another Internet outage

A similar DNS-related issue caused Comcast subscribers on the East Coast to lose Internet connectivity one week ago.
Computing

Pirate Bay co-founder proposes peer-to-peer DNS

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde wants to apply peer-to-peer technology to DNS to break ICANN's control over who can - and can't - be on the Internet.
Computing

Comcast endures major Internet outage on the East Coast

Comcast has since fixed the problem, but not before Twitter users began posting their own solutions.