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DNSSEC protocol to plant security at Net's roots

The protocol will guarantee the authenticity of the mechanism that converts human-friendly Internet addresses to the IP numeric address system.

By Jul. 15, 2010


DNS Security Extensions not a panacea

Federal officials are poised to implement DNSSEC across the .gov domain by the end of 2009, but is the government in over its head?

By Feb. 3, 2009


New flap over SOPA copyright bill: Anti-Web security?

Republican head of House cybersecurity panel warns that Stop Online Piracy Act could imperil efforts to make domain names more secure.

By Nov. 16, 2011


Shorter .uk web addresses to join .co.uk and fight malware

Domain name honcho Nominet proposes shorter domains ending in .uk instead of .co.uk, complete with extra security features.

By Oct. 1, 2012


Vint Cerf: SOPA means 'unprecedented censorship' of the Web

Vint Cerf, the legendary computer scientist known as one of the fathers of the Internet, warns Rep. Lamar Smith that his bill will be ineffective and dangerous.

By Dec. 15, 2011


Sandia Labs: SOPA will 'negatively impact' U.S. cybersecurity

The Stop Online Piracy Act is "unlikely to be effective," says official from Sandia National Laboratories, part of the U.S. Department of Energy.

By Nov. 17, 2011


Startup proposes a safer Internet locale via a '.secure' domain

Security researcher envisions a top-level domain designed with security in mind for safer Web browsing.

By May. 11, 2012


SOPA foes marshal opposition before House panel vote

Foes of the controversial copyright bill are rallying opponents ranging from Internet engineers to libertarians to legal scholars.

By Dec. 12, 2011


VeriSign expects major security update by 2011

New protocol will guarantee the origin and integrity of Domain Name System data for .com and .net, company says.

By Nov. 16, 2009


FCC chairman calls on ISPs to help fight cyber attacks

Cyber security is a growing problem that threatens the U.S. economy, and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski says broadband providers can help protect the public.

By Feb. 22, 2012