OpenDNS, which wants to protect you from the many domain-oriented cyberattacks in the wild, got $9.26 million.
App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, http://www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you.
Yesterday Google went down for about 30 minutes … until it was fixed by a network engineer who doesn’t even work for Google.
DNS and enterprise email delivery service Dyn has raised its first-ever funding round with $38 million from North Bridge.
Cable TV and internet service provider Comcast recently rolled out an upgrade to its entire internet service network that prevents DNS blocking. DNS blocking would be necessary to enforce the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) should it pass.
Get ready for a ride on the Global Internet Speedup Initiative. It’s an alliance of companies who want to make the internet faster by shortening the distance that data has to travel when someone is requesting it.
Dan Kaminsky’s job is making the internet safer and less vulnerable to hacking attacks. His knowledge about computer security and past talks at security events have earned him widespread respect among the security community. Now the researcher is coding some interesting technology that could propel him into the center of the net neutrality debate.
As it faces more business and political pressure, WikiLeaks has beefed up its web infrastructure so that it will become harder to take down.
Scrambling to flee those who would shut it down, whistle-blower site WikiLeaks has moved its domain to a Switzerland-based domain name host.