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Nearly 300K Could Lose Internet Access Monday

FBI urging people to see if their computer is infected

(Newser) - Nearly 300,000 computers could be knocked off the Internet Monday, when the FBI shuts down a temporary system that's been running since last year. The problem started when hackers took control of more than 570,000 computers worldwide in an online ad scam, the AP reports. When dealing... More »

Internet Boots WikiLeaks—Temporarily

Julian Assange's site moves to Switzerland

(Newser) - WikiLeaks' US domain host terminated its account last night, making the website inaccessible for the third time in a week ... but it's already back online. EveryDNS, which had hosted the wikileaks.org domain name for 4 years, said the site has become the target of multiple denial-of-service attacks, threatening EveryDNS's... More »

Domain Name Bug Worries Web Providers

Firms race to fix flaw in Internet's architecture before crooks find it

(Newser) - ISPs worldwide are racing to patch a flaw in the design of the Internet that could allow criminals to steal personal and financial details of Web users by diverting them to fake sites. The flaw resides in the procedures of the Domain Name System, which translates URLs into numerical Internet... More »

Latest Domain Name Hack Disguises Its Danger

Can secretly steer Windows users wrong

(Newser) - The misdirection of “open-recursive” DNS servers, which facilitate web-surfing by translating verbal domain names into numerical IP addresses, is the new, more covert face of cyber-criminality, and could explode into a new wave of phishing attacks, IDG News reports. Hackers can use these types of DNS servers to redirect... More »

ICANN Appoints New Zealander to Replace Cerf

Will be first non- American to head the Internet regulatory body

(Newser) - ICANN, the independent organization managing the Internet, filled its leadership void today by appointing New Zealand’s Peter Dengate Thrush as chairman. He will be the first non-American to head the group, which took over regulation from the US government, and has often come under international fire. Dengate Thrush downplayed... More »

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