When IT Meets Politics:

Domain Name System


March 30, 2013  1:41 PM

What are the likely consequences of last weeks cyberbattles?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CloudFlare, Cyberbunker, Domain Name System, Spamhaus

We have had stories about the internet slowing down after largest ever cyberattack which was

November 7, 2012  7:07 AM

How trustworthy is the on-line world? Some early responses

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, AT&T, CloudFlare, Comodo, DDOS, Diginotor, DNS, Domain Name System, GoDaddy, NTU, Security, SoftLayer, SSL

The idea of a competition on the means of enhancing trust in the on-line world has struck a number  of chords. Some respondents focus on the need for behaviour...


January 24, 2011  8:35 AM

Herding the sheep on-line to be fleeced

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Chargeback, credit card, Domain Name System, lush, OECD

The recent hype on Cyberwarfare, alias bids for a slice of HMG's £640 million and the rather bigger US Government pots, needs to be juxtaposed with that for the loss of credit card details from


May 29, 2009  8:02 PM

Your opportunity to help clean up the Internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Domain Name System, ICANN, malware, Nominet, Spam

The domain name structure is at the heart of the Internet - including of the fights against spam, malware, electronic impersonation et al. Nominet is to be congratulated on the scale and nature of its current 


March 17, 2009  3:53 PM

Cleansing the Augean (ICANN) Stables of Malware distributors

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Domain Name System, ICANN, mexico

It is said that only ten registrars issue the domain names used to organise 80% of the world's current malware operations: from the fast-flux hosting of child abuse subscription services to botnet herding, spam, phishing and denial of service attacks ...


February 15, 2009  10:48 AM

ICANN rejuvenation is central to curbing SPAM and Malware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ALAC, DNS, Domain Name System, ICANN, malware, Spam

The efficient functioning of the Internet, on which modern society has come to depend, relies on the efficient functioning of the domain name system.  The abuse of that system is at the heart of the malware industry. That governance of that system,...


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