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The topics covered in this report are:
- Plenty of tears as WannaCry encrypts unpatched systems
- WannaCry’s siblings from the NSA toolbox
- Keyloggers fitted as standard – HP notebooks snooping on users
- Hakuna Metadata – the browsing goldmine
- Unboxed and hacked – new Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner
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The share of DNSSEC signed domain names in .ch and .li reached 1% for the first time in June 2017. While this is still a very low number compared to other ccTLDs, the number of DNSSEC signed domain names is increasing at a high rate for the last two quarters.
The Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is a set of technologies that secures the origin authentication and data integrity of the Domain Name System. It allows to detect DNS records that have been modified on the way from the authoritative name server to the client using a domain name. This helps to protect Internet users from going to bogus websites.
In addition from protecting Internet users from cybercriminals and state sponsored actors, DNSSEC is the base for important standards such as DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE).
DNSSEC in .ch and .li
DNSSEC was enabled for the .ch and .li zones in 2010 but unfortunately received a slow adaptation by domain holders. From 2013 there was a slow but steady growth of domain names signed with DNSSEC. In November 2016 we noticed a increased rate of DNSSEC signed domain names that accelerated in April 2017.
From now on SWITCH will publish statistics about the number of signed domain names for both ccTLDs .ch and .li on the nic.ch and nic.li website.
Continue reading “DNSSEC Signing for .ch and .li on the Rise”