One reason why cyber risks are far more serious today than in the past is the widespread and cheap access to services from registrars and hosting providers. From amateur bloggers to small business owners, anyone can register a domain and create a website for whatever purpose.
The problem is that not everyone has the right skills to properly configure servers — e.g., define hosts or set up address (A) or pointer (PTR) records, among other things.
Website owners are lucky if issues from nameserver misconfigurations only result in reduced website availability. There are other consequences, though, such as higher spamming scores and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication errors or vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to security compromises.
Let’s take a look at why NS records and Domain Name System (DNS) credentials should be adequately managed to avoid cyber attacks and the roles of tools such as Reverse NS API in tackling security challenges.Continue reading
Did you know that the cybercrime economy may currently well be worth US $1.5 trillion? According to figures from an independent study, that’s how much professional crime networks worldwide earned in 2018.
That amount is just a little over 1% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). It is also comparable to the GDP of a country like Russia.Continue reading
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