CIRA calls on Canadian website owners to help improve .ca security

Canadian domain registrars should take action to implement a secure domain layer in order to help web surfers avoid phishing attacks and other fraud, says the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. The non-profit organization

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

New domains carry risk of ‘name collision’ attacks: OpenDNS

Some of the new web addresses recently made available by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may be creating a new security risk that could compromise private networks around the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Twitter fights ban in Turkey on its 8th birthday

As Twitter celebrates its eighth anniversary, it's also busy fighting efforts to censor the social media service in Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned Twitter yesterday in the wake of a corruption

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

How did the Syrian Electronic Army hack the New York Times and Twitter?

It's beginning to read like a hit list - the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked The New York Times (NYT) and Twitter Inc. yesterday, adding the two high-profile sites to its list of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 28th, 2013 Candice So

Lower costs a goal of new Montreal Internet Exchange

Canada's third Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will open its doors to member registration May 1 and could help drive down the cost of Internet service in Quebec, according to its organizers. The Montreal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Customer suggestion led to Verelo’s last-minute acquisition

After announcing it would scrub its Web site monitoring business at the end of last year, Toronto-based Verelo Inc. has been acquired by Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn.Dyn, which also offers Web infrastructure services in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

EasyDNS aims to solve denial of service attack failures

Toronto-based Web hosting firm EasyDNS Technologies Inc. said yesterday it has solved the problem of Web sites suffering downtime as a result of domain name server (DNS) failure.With a new product called Proactive

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

All dot-com Web sites get security upgrade with DNSSEC

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were switched on for .com domain names late last week, in a final stage of one of the biggest security upgrades the Internet has seen. DNSSEC extends

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Yahoo moves to IPv6 despite access woes

Yahoo is forging ahead with a move to IPv6 on its main Web site by year-end despite worries that up to 1 million Internet users may be unable to access it initially.Yahoo's massive

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 20th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Facebook, Google, Yahoo sign up for ‘World IPv6 Day’ trial

Several of the Internet's most popular Web sites - including Facebook, Google and Yahoo - have agreed to participate in the first global-scale trial of IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Pirate Bay plans lawless ‘darknet’ with P2P DNS

Some of the shady crowd behind the Pirate Bay file sharing Website have announced plans for a peer-to-peer domain name system (DNS), called P2P DNS. DNS is the behind-the-scenes technology that converts the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2010 Keir Thomas

Free DNS services worth business consideration

It's been almost a year since Google announced its free DNS service known as Google Public DNS, promising a speedier, safer way to surf the Web and sparking concern that Google would become

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2010 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Businesses, domain registrars dragging feet on IPv6 adoption

The clock is ticking on Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)  which experts say is bound to run out of online address space by next year. However, businesses and many domain name registrars seem

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Toronto-based registrar used by GhostNet-linked cyber crooks

Cyber criminals hosted a fraudulent banking Web site on a GhostNet server and set up the domain with the unwitting help of a Toronto-based registrar, says a computer forensics expert.Gary Warner is a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson