DNS Changer: Destroyer of (internet) worlds? Or "Millennium Bug" no-show?
There's a new king of nasty computer viruses in town, and it's name is DNS Changer. It threatens to shut down the internet. But that's impossible right? Becca Caddy of our pals Shiny Shiny looks into the threat. Should we…
Twitter hacked by "Iranian Cyber Army"
If you were browsing the Twitter site last night, you may have noticed that some mischief was afoot. Apparently, control of the micro-blogging sensation fell into the hands of a group known as the Iranian Cyber Army. They posted the…
.tel launches today
.tel – the domain name service that I got all excited about back in October, launches to the public today. To briefly recap, it’s a global contact database that stores contact info in the DNS. For a much more detailed explanation, check the earlier post.
Today, the services becomes available to the public. I could buy duncangeere.tel. I could probably wait a while though – because it’s not exactly a common name. If you’re John White, though, I’d get moving. Right now. Here. Go.
.tel (via ShinyShiny)
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Exploring .tel – a communications profile parallel to the internet
Okay, this is going to be a bit tricky to explain, so pay attention. Telnic is a company who own the .tel domain name. Never heard of it? That’s okay – it’s not publicly available yet. It’s basically a global contacts database for people. You register a domain, like http://henry.tel/, and it acts as a central repository for all the different ways people can contact you.
You can save URLs, email addresses, phone numbers, usernames, locations – all sorts. You can also specifiy keywords that describe you – for example I might write “blogger”, “technology” and “DJ” there. Each has a clickable link which will open it in any service that you specify. For example, you can just click on a Skype username, and it’ll try and open Skype to call it…
Hackers can exploit ISPs quest for cash by spoofing non-existent web sites
For a while now, some Internet Service Providers have been taking advantage of unused domain names and subdomains in order to make some cash by displaying advertising when someone types in a non-existent web site address.
A recent study by IOActive security researcher Dan Kaminsky proves there’s a security flaw that could let malicious hackers set up authentic-looking web sites in order to fool Web users…